Wilbur J. Cohen bio

Birth Name: Wilbur J. Cohen

Occupation: Politician

Place Of Birth: Wisconsin

Date Of Birth: June 10, 1913

Date Of Death: May 17, 1987

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Wilbur J. Cohen was born on the 10th of June, 1913. He was known for being a Politician. American social scientist and federal civil servant who was one of the key architects in the creation and expansion of the American welfare state. He served in both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.

Wilbur J. Cohen was born in Wisconsin. He first served as a research assistant for the committee responsible for drafting the Social Security Act. He was appointed to and served in positions such as Assistant Secretary for Legislation of Health, Education, and Welfare; Under Secretary; and U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and was known as ‘The Man Who Built Medicare’ and ‘Mr. Social Security’ because he helped design the New Deal.

Wilbur J. Cohen was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Wilbur J. Cohen was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Wilbur J. Cohen is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Wilbur J. Cohen’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Wilbur J. Cohen’s parents.

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Personal Life

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Wilbur J. Cohen was born in the Year of the Ox.

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REAL NAME: Wilbur J. Cohen
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Wilbur J. Cohen was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Wilbur J. Cohen was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: Wilbur J. Cohen had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Wilbur J. Cohen’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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