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Wilbur J. Cohen

Wilbur J. CohenAKA Wilbur Joseph Cohen

Born: 10-Jun-1913
Birthplace: Milwaukee, WI
Died: 17-May-1987
Location of death: Seoul, South Korea
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Garden of Memories Cemetery, Kerrville, TX

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: HEW Secretary, 1968-69

Father: Aaron Cohen
Mother: Bessie Rubenstein
Wife: Eloise Bittel (m. 8-Apr-1938)
Son: Christopher
Son: Bruce
Son: Stewart

    High School: Lincoln High School, Milwaukee, WI
    University: PhB, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1934)
    Professor: Public Welfare Administration, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1956-)
    Administrator: Dean, School of Education, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

    US Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (1968-69)
    US Health, Education and Welfare Department Under Secretary (1965-68)
    US Health, Education and Welfare Department Assistant Secretary for Legislation (1961-65)
    US Official Technical advisor to Social Security Chairman Altmeyer (1936-52)
    Americans for Democratic Action
    Ford Foundation Consultant

Author of books:
Retirement Policies Under Social Security (1957)
Income and Welfare in the United States (1962)
The Elimination of Poverty in the United States (1963)
The Roosevelt New Deal: A Program Assessment Fifty Years After (1986)
Unemployment Insurance in the United States: The First Half Century (1993, with Saul J. Blaustein & William Haber)

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