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ⓘ Ruby Cohen




                                     

ⓘ Ruby Cohen

Rubin H. Ruby Cohen was an American politician from Connecticut.

Cohen was born in new York city March 25, 1911, to parents Max and Molly Levine Cohen. He purchased "Harrys place" on the side named for its first owner, Harry Shmucker, in 1925. Cohen, a member of the Democratic party, won his first house in Connecticut for the election of representatives in 1942, took office in 1943, and served a total of thirty years as a lower house lawmaker. In 1959, Cohen was elected to lead the appropriations Committee in the House of Connecticut, and was the first politician of the Democratic party to take on the position since 1874. He chaired the Committee for over twelve years. Cohen resigned from the state Legislature in the late fifteenth term in 1973, and retired from the management of Harris place. Cohen died in Colchester & rehabilitation center for the elderly in Colchester, Connecticut, 21 February 1999, at the age of 87.

The priests house in the town was purchased in Colchester in 2000, and became known as the ruby and Elizabeth Cohen of the forest, named for Cohen and his wife.