Advertisement
Advertisement

Samuel Cohan (1907 - 1991)

A photo of Samuel Cohan
Add photo
Samuel Cohan
1907 - 1991
Born
March 20, 1907
Death
April 5, 1991
Last Known Residence
Summary
Samuel Cohan was born on March 20, 1907. He died on April 5, 1991 at 84 years old.
Updated: October 1, 2011
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Introduction
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of Samuel Cohan. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of Samuel's life.
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Samuel is always remembered.
Update biography

Samuel's biography

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Samuel's life so that he is always remembered. What's this?

Biography
Samuel Cohan
Most commonly known as
Samuel Cohan
Full name
Did Samuel go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Unknown. Did Samuel move a lot? Where was his last known location?
Last known residence
Male
Gender
Samuel Cohan was born on
Birth
Samuel Cohan died on
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for Samuel.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Samuel Cohan?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Samuel's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was Samuel born and where did he live?
Childhood

Education

Did Samuel finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Samuel attend?

Religion

Was Samuel a religious man?

Baptism

Was Samuel baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

Share what Samuel did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of Samuel's life. Experiences, organizations, & how he spent his time.

Military Service

Did Samuel serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Samuel Cohan?
View other bios of people named Samuel Cohan
Advertisement
Advertisement

Family Tree

Samuel's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Cohan family tree.

Samuel's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
Samuel Cohan Samuel Cohan
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Samuel's family friends, and his friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Photos

Nobody has shared photos of Samuel Cohan! Please help add a face to the name by sharing a photo of Samuel.

Photo
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Comments

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Samuel.

Cancel

Obituary

Share Samuel's obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

Samuel Cohan passed away on April 5, 1991 at 84 years old. He was born on March 20, 1907. There is no information about Samuel's immediate family.
Followers & Sources
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

1907 - 1991 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Samuel's lifetime.

In 1907, in the year that Samuel Cohan was born, the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

In 1913, he was only 6 years old when Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1930, Samuel was 23 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1971, Samuel was 64 years old when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

In 1991, in the year of Samuel Cohan's passing, on December 25th, the Soviet Union flag was lowered and replaced by the Russian tricolor flag. It was the end of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union and Boris Yeltsin became President of the Russian Republic.

Back to Top