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Walter L. Cohen

Born: Jan 22, 1860

Death: Dec 29, 1930

Birthplace: New Orleans

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Walter L. Cohen

Date of Birth : Jan 22, 1860
Date of Death : Dec 29, 1930
Birth Place : New Orleans

Walter L. Cohen, Sr. was an African-American Republican politician and businessman in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The New Orleans native was the son of Bernard Cohen and the former Amelia Bingaman. Like his better-known compatriot Homer Adolph Plessy, Cohen was a free black prior to passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. He noted that he was part of the most-hated ethnic group and most-hated religious group by the resurging Ku Klux Klan. Educated in New Orleans, he was married to the former Antonia Manade, and the couple had three children: Walter Cohen, Jr., Bernard J. Cohen, and Margot C. Farrell.


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