Charles Joseph Cohen

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About Charles Joseph Cohen

According to Cyrus Alder, in his necrology of Charles Cohen published in Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, vol. 31, p. 255-56, among the many organizations in which Charles was active were: Synagogue Mikveh Israel (vice-president) and (president,1879-1881, 1903-1907 ); Gratz College (board of trustees); Young Men's Hebrew Association (president, 1879); Hebrew Education Society (board of officers,1877-1880); American Jewish Historical Association (executive council).

Charles was also a member of many Philadelphia civic groups and private clubs, including the Committee of 100, the PhiloBiblon Club and the New Century Club. He was the president of the Numismatics and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia (1898-1913), president of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (1913-1916); trustee of the Fairmount Park Art Association (1877), president of the Association from 1916); president of the Philadelphia Fountain Association (1923).

The published works of Charles Cohen include "Sabato Morais: A Memoir and Portrait" as well as several histories of Philadelphia institutions the Faires Classical Institute, the Penn Club, as well as the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia.

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Charles Joseph Cohen's Timeline

September 21, 1847
September 4, 1881
July 17, 1883
March 29, 1885
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 79