Roy Cohn

1927 - 1986

Roy Cohn

Roy Marcus Cohn (; February 20, 1927 – August 2, 1986) was an American lawyer best known for being Senator Joseph McCarthy's chief counsel during the Army–McCarthy hearings in 1954, for assisting with McCarthy's investigations of suspected communists, and as a top political fixer.Born in New York City and educated at Columbia University, Cohn rose to prominence as a U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor at the espionage trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, which concluded with the Rosenbergs' executions in 1953. As McCarthy's chief counsel, Cohn came to be closely associated with McCarthyism and its downfall. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Cohn has received more than 4,513,445 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 33rd most popular lawyer.

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Among lawyers, Roy Cohn ranks 34 out of 49Before her are Qasim Amin, Cino da Pistoia, Peter Yorck von Wartenburg, William Blackstone, Adrian Năstase, and Asad ibn al-Furat. After her are Alan Dershowitz, William Rehnquist, Clarence Darrow, Navi Pillay, Louis Brandeis, and Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr..

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Among people born in 1927, Roy Cohn ranks 204Before her are Dimitar Iliev Popov, Elliot See, W. S. Merwin, Robert Guillaume, Alvin Sargent, and L. K. Advani. After her are William Hickey, Claude Abbes, Josef Posipal, Charles Pasqua, Otto Stich, and Don Revie. Among people deceased in 1986, Roy Cohn ranks 128Before her are Anatoly Marchenko, Thierry Sabine, Jacques Plante, Floyd Gottfredson, Ernst Lehner, and James H. Wilkinson. After her are Peter Pears, Panagiotis Kanellopoulos, Keenan Wynn, Harald Reinl, Broderick Crawford, and Alberto Zorrilla.

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