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Roy Cohn

Roy CohnAKA Roy Marcus Cohn

Born: 20-Feb-1927
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2-Aug-1986
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: AIDS
Remains: Buried, Union Field Cemetery, Ridgewood, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Government, Attorney

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Joseph McCarthy's henchman

People know Roy Cohn as man who prosecuted the Rosenbergs for treason and assisted Senator Joe McCarthy in his Communist witchhunt. After leaving government in disgrace, Cohn capped off his legacy by serving as defense attorney to several New York mafia bosses.

When he was undergoing AIDS treatment, Cohn's patient records indicate a man preoccupied primarily with having sex:

Reinforce need for celibate state [...] Caution against spread of disease [...] Pat stat'd somewhat reluctant to become celibate [...] Patient asked for information on sexual practices. I stated that the safest sex was none but if he wanted to have sex, he would need to use condoms and especially inform his partner that he had AIDS.

Father: Albert Cohn
Mother: Dora Marcus
Girlfriend: Barbara Walters (dated in college)
Boyfriend: David Schine

    High School: Horace Mann School, Riverdale, NY (1942)
    University: BA, Columbia University (1946)
    Law School: LLB, Columbia Law School (1947)

    Western Goals Foundation
    Draft Deferment: Korea
    McCarthy Hearings
    Disbarred
    Risk Factors: Cancer

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