Roy Cohn: A lawyer for the conservatives

 

Roy Cohn was born February 20,1927 in The Bronx, New York City, New York to Judge Albert C. Cohn and Dora Marcus. His parents were Jewish and raised Jewish. He attended Horace Mann School, the Fieldston School, and Columbia University. He graduated from Columbia University in 1947. In 1948, at the age of 21, he became a lawyer. Even though he was a registered Democrat, He was conservative, a member of the John Birch Society, and supported many Republican Party candidates. A staunch anti-Communist, he served as special counsel to U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy in his heroic crusade against Communism. After McCarthy, he represented many famous clients: Donald Trump, Mafia bosses Anthony Salerno, Carmine Galante, and John Gotti, Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. He was successful lawyer and a strong conservative. He was at the same time, a homosexual. He was diagnosed with AIDS in 1984. He died from AIDS on August 2,1986 in Bethesda, Maryland.

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