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Mendes Cohen

Death: August 13, 1915 (84)
Immediate Family:

Son of David I. Cohen and Harriett Cohen
Husband of Justina Cohen
Father of Emily Clara Cohen
Brother of Catherine Meyers; Miriam Cohen; Margaret Cohen; Bertha Cohen; Jacob I. Cohen and 1 other

Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Mendes Cohen

A distinguished civil engineer. From 1851 to 1855 he was one of the engineering corps of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. From 1855 to 1875 he served the following companies either as assistant superintendent, superintendent, comptroller, or president: the Hudson River Railroad, the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad, the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, and the Pittsburg and Connellsville Railroad. During 1892-93 Mendes was president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and in 1894 President Cleveland appointed him a member of the board to report upon a route for the Chesapeake and Delaware Ship Canal. Since 1884 he has been corresponding secretary to the Maryland Historical Society; since 1892, a member of the Municipal Art Commission of Baltimore; since 1893, a member of the Sewerage Commission of Baltimore; and since 1897, one of the vice-presidents of the American Jewish Historical Society.

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Mendes Cohen's Timeline

May 4, 1831
August 3, 1866
Age 35
New York, New York, NY, United States
August 13, 1915
Age 84