Cohen, William S.

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William S. Cohen was born on August 28, 1940 in Bangor, Maine, to Reuben and Clara Cohen. He graduated from Bangor High School in 1958, from Bowdoin College in 1962 and received his law degree in 1965 from Boston University Law School. He worked as a lawyer in Bangor, taught business classes at University of Maine and Husson College, and volunteered for community service. Cohen was elected to public office as a city councilor in Bangor in 1969 and as Mayor of Bangor for a two-year term in 1970-1972. He became a fellow at the John F. Kennedy Institute of Politics in 1972. He was elected as a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives in November of 1972 from Maine's Second Congressional District. He sat as a junior member on the House Judiciary Committee during the Nixon impeachment inquiry concerning Watergate. Cohen was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1978 and was a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence investigating the Iran-Contra affair during President Reagan's administration. He maintained an interest in government ethics throughout his career. Senator Cohen also served on the Governmental Affairs Committee, the Committee on Aging, and the Armed Services Committee. He retired from the Senate in 1996 and served as Secretary of Defense from January 1997 to January 2001. An accomplished author, Cohen has published books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

From the description of Papers, 1955-2001 (bulk 1972-2001). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 51843539

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referencedIn Nemirovskaya, Anna, 1936-,. Oral history interview with Anna Nemirovskaya, [electronic resource] / interviewed by Shirley S. Steele and David Shneer, and filmed by Liz McCutcheon, 2010. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn Elliot L. Richardson Papers, 1780-1999, (bulk 1947-1999) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Bond, Julian, 1940-. Julian Bond papers [manuscript], circa 1943-2006. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cohen, William M., 1940-,. Oral history interview with William M. Cohen, [electronic resource] / interviewed by Jessica Kaplan, 1992. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Randel, William Peirce, 1909-. Papers, 1941-1992. Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Stein and Day Publisher Records, 1963-1988 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Plam, Olga, 1937-,. Oral history interview with Olga Plam, [electronic resource] / interviewed by Brandon Springer and Avery Mills, and filmed by Elaine Chang, 2010. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 1921 - 2008. Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
referencedIn Gould, Barbara, 1955-,. Oral history interview with Barbara Gould, [electronic resource] / interviewed by Shirley S. Steele and filmed by Liz McCutcheon, 2010. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Cohen, William M., 1940-,. Oral history interview with William M. Cohen, [electronic resource] / interviewed by Michael Rourke and filmed by Elaine Chang, 2010. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn Bailin, Roxanne, 1949-,. Oral history interview with Roxanne Bailin, [electronic resource] / interviewed by Brandon Springer and filmed by Felicia Furman, 2010. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn Evans, Rowland, 1921-2001. Rowland Evans Jr. and Robert D. Novak papers, 1948-2008. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Richardson, Elliot L., 1920-1999. Papers of Elliot L. Richardson, 1780-1991 (bulk 1947-1991). Library of Congress
referencedIn Stein and Day Publishers. Records, 1963-1988. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Photographs of the White House Photograph Office (Clinton Administration). 1/20/1993 - 1/20/2001. Photographs Relating to the Clinton Administration. 1/20/1993 - 1/20/2001. Photograph of President William J. Clinton Posing for an Official Portrait with Cabinet and Senior Advisers
referencedIn Yevtushenko, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich, 1933-. Papers, ca. 1920-1999, ca. 1945-1997 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Blanchet, William L., 1954-,. Oral history interview with William L. Blanchet, [electronic resource] / interviewed by Rebecca Rosenberg, 2010. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Cohen, William S., 1940-. Papers, 1955-2001 (bulk 1972-2001). Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Leo Lowenthal papers, 1933-1969. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cohen, William S. William S. Cohen : commercials , 1972-1990. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
referencedIn Richtel, Murray, 1940-,. Oral history interview with Murray Richtel, [electronic resource] / interviewed by Shirley S. Steele and filmed by Anne Marie Pois, 2010. Boulder Public Library
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associatedWith Blanchet, William L., 1954-, person
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associatedWith Cohen, Sara-Jane, 1944-. person
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associatedWith Plam, Olga, 1937-, person
associatedWith Randel, William Peirce, 1909- person
associatedWith Richardson, Elliot L., 1920-1999. person
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associatedWith Richtel, Murray, 1940-, person
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Soviet Union
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Maine
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Military intelligence--Archival resources
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International relations--Archival resources
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Watergate Affair, 1972-1974--Archival resources
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Jews, Soviet
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Iran--Contra Affair, 1985-1990--Archival resources
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Legislators--Archival resources
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Jews--Social conditions--20th century
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Aging--Archival resources
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Birth 1940-08-28

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