John Sanford Cohen

John Sanford Cohen

Birth
Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
Death 13 May 1935 (aged 65)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Plot Section 4, Lot 236
Memorial ID 7826505 · View Source
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U.S. Senator. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, (1885-86) and became a newspaper reporter. He was a reporter for the New York World, in 1886, secretary to Secretary of the Interior Hoke Smith, (1893-96) and a member of the press galleries of Congress, (1893-97). During the Spanish-American War, he served as a Major in the 3rd Georgia Volunteer Infantry and was a member of the U.S. Army of occupation in Cuba, after the war. He was then president and editor of the Atlanta Journal, (1917-32) and chairman of the Democratic National Committee. In 1932, he was appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William J. Harris, serving until 1933. Not a candidate for reelection, he continued his former business activities until his death at age 65.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 2 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7826505
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Sanford Cohen (26 Feb 1870–13 May 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7826505, citing Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .