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Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal

William Lasser

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088793
eISBN:
9780300128888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088793.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

A key figure in the administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, Benjamin V. Cohen (1894–1983) was a major architect of public policy from the first days of FDR's presidency through ... More


Elder Statesman

William Lasser

in Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088793
eISBN:
9780300128888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088793.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes events following Cohen's resignation from government service on January 20, 1953. During his retirement, Cohen remained in close contact with a wide range of politicians, ... More


Origins

William Lasser

in Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088793
eISBN:
9780300128888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088793.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter presents a sketch of Benjamin V. Cohen's family background. His father, Moses Cohen, came to Muncie from Indianapolis, where he had lived for seven years since emigrating from Graievo, ... More


World War II

William Lasser

in Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088793
eISBN:
9780300128888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088793.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes Cohen's role in the war effort. The discussions include his appointment as general counsel to the newly created Office of Economic Stabilization in 1942; the establishment on ... More


Diplomat

William Lasser

in Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088793
eISBN:
9780300128888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088793.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on Cohen's diplomatic activities. The discussions include his resignation from government service in January 1945; President Truman's appointment of Byrnes as secretary of state ... More


Lawyer and Investor

William Lasser

in Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088793
eISBN:
9780300128888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088793.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details events following Cohen's decision to settle in New York City in the spring of 1921. Immediately upon reaching New York, he was hired by Max Lowenthal to assist in the management ... More


London

William Lasser

in Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088793
eISBN:
9780300128888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088793.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details Cohen's new position as “counselor to the ambassador,” following the appointment of John G. Winant as the American ambassador to Great Britain. The initiative for Cohen's ... More


Introduction

William Lasser

in Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088793
eISBN:
9780300128888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088793.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the influence and accomplishments of Benjamin V. Cohen, which include major roles in drafting the landmark financial legislation of the new Deal—the ... More


Zionist Attorney

William Lasser

in Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088793
eISBN:
9780300128888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088793.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details Cohen's involvement with Zionism. He was part of the circle of Louis Dembitz Brandeis, who, in addition to serving as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, was ... More


Into the Maelstrom: The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

William Lasser

in Benjamin V. Cohen: Architect of the New Deal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088793
eISBN:
9780300128888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088793.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes the drafting and provisions of the Cohen–Corcoran–Landis bill, which formed the basis of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; Wall Street's adverse reactions to the proposed ... More


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