Roy Cohn

1927 - 1986

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Roy Marcus Cohn (; February 20, 1927 – August 2, 1986) was an American lawyer and prosecutor 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. In the late 1970s and during the 1980s, he became a prominent political fixer in New York City. He also represented and mentored the real estate developer and later U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Cohn has received more than 6,165,763 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Roy Cohn is the 44th most popular lawyer (down from 32nd in 2019), the 4,544th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,816th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Lawyer.

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Among lawyers, Roy Cohn ranks 44 out of 68Before her are William Blackstone, Cino da Pistoia, Johann Kaspar Bluntschli, Adrian Năstase, Hisashi Owada, and Navi Pillay. After her are Lucius Cincius Alimentus, Henry de Bracton, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., William Rehnquist, Louis Brandeis, and Lawrence Lessig.

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Among people born in 1927, Roy Cohn ranks 196Before her are Vladimir Naumov, Franco Donatoni, Irina Skobtseva, Victor Wong, Cecil Bødker, and Marcel Ophüls. After her are Serge Lang, Rachel Roberts, Odvar Nordli, Michael Gielen, Franco Maria Malfatti, and Adhemar da Silva. Among people deceased in 1986, Roy Cohn ranks 130Before her are David Cooper, Yasuzo Masumura, Moderato Wisintainer, James H. Wilkinson, Anatoly Marchenko, and Herma Szabo. After her are Mohammad Kazem Shariatmadari, Hank Mobley, Adolfo Baloncieri, W. Averell Harriman, Broderick Crawford, and Ilmari Salminen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roy Cohn ranks 4,544 out of 18,182Before her are Arsenio Hall (1956), Jeanne Crain (1925), Marion Lorne (1883), Don Schollander (1946), Elmo Lincoln (1889), and Troy Donahue (1936). After her are Leonard Adleman (1945), Yogi Berra (1925), Harry Nelson Pillsbury (1872), Wilfrid Sellars (1912), Adlai Stevenson I (1835), and Sharon Gless (1943).

Among LAWYERS In United States

Among lawyers born in United States, Roy Cohn ranks 6Before her are J. Edgar Hoover (1895), John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960), Warren Christopher (1925), Bill Gates Sr. (1925), and Alan Dershowitz (1938). After her are Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841), William Rehnquist (1924), Louis Brandeis (1856), Lawrence Lessig (1961), Wendell Willkie (1892), and Clarence Darrow (1857).