Letters, May 30, 1932

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Sirs:

In none of the accounts describing Senator-Appointee John S. Cohen of Georgia is his religion mentioned. My curiosity is aroused. As one with such an obviously Jewish name outside the fold of Israel?

A. CECIL SNYDER Baltimore, Md.

Senator John Sanford Cohen is a scion of a Jewish family resident in the South since before the Revolution. His father Philip Lawrence Cohen, left The Citadel at Charleston, S. C. to fight for the Confederacy, later married Ellen Wright ot Augusta, Ga. Senator Cohen married Julia Lowry Clarke, daughter of well-to-do Atlanta Christians. He...

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