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Roy Cohn

1927 - 1986

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Roy Marcus Cohn (; February 20, 1927 – August 2, 1986) was an American lawyer who came to prominence for his role as Senator Joseph McCarthy's chief counsel during the Army–McCarthy hearings in 1954, when he assisted McCarthy's investigations of suspected communists. Modern historians view his approach during those hearings as dependent on demagogic, reckless and unsubstantiated accusations against political opponents. In the late 1970s and during the 1980s, he became a prominent political fixer in New York City. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Cohn has received more than 5,560,959 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Roy Cohn is the 32nd most popular lawyer (up from 34th in 2019), the 2,817th most popular biography from United States and the 5th most popular American Lawyer.

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Among LAWYERS

Among lawyers, Roy Cohn ranks 32 out of 67Before her are Franz von Liszt, Warren Christopher, Bill Gates Sr., Hans von Dohnanyi, Baldus de Ubaldis, and Asad ibn al-Furat. After her are Qasim Amin, Heinrich Marx, Hans Gross, William Blackstone, Alan Dershowitz, and Peter Yorck von Wartenburg.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1927, Roy Cohn ranks 132Before her are Raymond Chow, Oleg Yefremov, Gisèle Halimi, Martha Chase, Al Martino, and Martin Walser. After her are Allen Newell, Theodor Wagner, Wadie Haddad, Gae Aulenti, Laura Betti, and Elvin Jones. Among people deceased in 1986, Roy Cohn ranks 94Before her are Arthur Grumiaux, Aleksandr Akimov, Cheikh Anta Diop, Scatman Crothers, Ding Ling, and Phil Lynott. After her are Jacques Henri Lartigue, Liu Bocheng, Dick Scobee, John Bagot Glubb, Valentin Kataev, and Judith Resnik.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roy Cohn ranks 2,817 out of 15,968Before her are Chazz Palminteri (1952), James W. Christy (1938), John Basilone (1916), Megan Fox (1986), Al Martino (1927), and Dan Flavin (1933). After her are Henry Wilson (1812), Gloria Grahame (1923), Charles Koch (1935), David Huddleston (1930), Jay Wright Forrester (1918), and Jim Bridger (1804).

Among LAWYERS In United States

Among lawyers born in United States, Roy Cohn ranks 5Before her are J. Edgar Hoover (1895), John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960), Warren Christopher (1925), and Bill Gates Sr. (1925). After her are Alan Dershowitz (1938), Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841), William Rehnquist (1924), Clarence Darrow (1857), Louis Brandeis (1856), Michael Cohen (1966), and Wendell Willkie (1892).