Cohen, Benjamin V.Variant names
Lawyer and statesman. Full name: Benjamin Victor Cohen. Born 1894; died 1983.
From the description of Benjamin V. Cohen papers, 1902-1983 (bulk 1918-1983). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71071317
Benjamin V. Cohen, a Muncie-born attorney, practiced corporate law in New York City. He was active in the Jewish Zionist movement, and engaged in foreign services including overseeing the writing of the League of Nations Mandate and formulating the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Public Utitilty Holding Company Act of 1935, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. During World War II he was general counsel to the Office of War Mobilization and Recoversion. As a special member of the United States' delegation to the United Nations, Cohen was also dedicated to furthering the State of Israel. He served as an adviser to John F. Kennedy.
From the description of Benjamin V. Cohen collection, 1933-1981. (Ball State University Library). WorldCat record id: 34288169
1894, Sept. 23:
Born, Muncie, Ind.
Ph.B., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
J.D., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
S.J.D., Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Mass.
1916- 1917: Secretary to Judge Julian Mack, United States Circuit Judge
1917- 1919: Attorney, United States Shipping Board
1919- 1921: Counsel for American Zionists at peace conference, London, England, and Paris, France
1922- 1933: Private law practice, New York, N.Y.
1933- 1934: Associate general counsel, Public Works Administration
1934- 1941: General counsel, National Power Policy Commission
1936- 1938: Special assistant to United States attorney general concerned with public utility holding legislation
Adviser to United States ambassador to Great Britain
1942- 1943: Assistant to director, Office of Economic Stabilization
1943- 1945: General counsel, Office of War Mobilization
Legal advisor, International Monetary Conference, Breton Woods Conference, Breton Woods, N.H. Member, American delegation, Dumbarton Oaks Conference, Washington, D.C.
Member, American delegation, Berlin Conference, Berlin, Germany Member, American delegation, Council of Foreign Ministers, London, England Member, American delegation, Moscow Conference, Moscow, USSR
1945- 1947: Counselor, State Department
Member, American delegation, Paris Conference, Paris, France Member, American delegation, Moscow Conference, Moscow, USSR
United States representative, International Court of Justice, the Hague
United States representative, United Nations Disarmament Commission
1983, Aug. 15:
Died, Washington, D.C.
From the guide to the Benjamin V. Cohen Papers, 1902-1983, (bulk 1918-1983), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Navy-yards and naval stations, American|
|New Deal, 1933-1939|
|World War, 1914-1918|
|Executive power--United States|
|Taxation--Law and legislation--United States|
|War, Declaration of|
|Taxation--Law and legislation|
|World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history|
|World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, British|
|War, Declaration of--United States|