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Steve Cohen

Steve CohenAKA Stephen Ira Cohen

Born: 24-May-1949
Birthplace: Memphis, TN

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman, Tennessee 9th

First Jewish Congressman to represent Tennessee, elected 2006 and re-elected every two years since. Moderate Democrat. Generally supports abortion rights, the death penalty, and gun rights. Supported the 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, and 2010 health care reform. Represents a majority-Black district, and promised in his first run for Congress that he would try to join the Congressional Black Caucus. His request was cordially rebuffed.

Father: Morris Cohen (pediatrician)
Mother: Genevieve Cohen
Brother: Martin
Brother: Michael

    University: BA, Vanderbilt University (1971)
    Law School: JD, University of Memphis (1973)
    Administrator: Trustee, Memphis College of Art (1988-2002)

    US Congressman, Tennessee 9th (2007-)
    Tennessee State Senate (1982-2006)
    Jewish Ancestry
    Lithuanian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Polio

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