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Cohen, Mickey (1914-1976) | Special Collections & Archives

Name: Cohen, Mickey (1914-1976)
Fuller Form: Meyer Harris Cohen

Historical Note: Meyer Harris "Mickey" Cohen was an American gangster working primarily out of Los Angeles, CA after stints in Cleveland, New York, and Chicago, where he worked in Al Capone's organization. In Los Angeles Cohen worked for Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel until his 1947 death at which time Mickey took over. Cohen served in Alcatraz and later the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary (for tax evasion, 1951 and again in 1961) where another inmate made an attempt on his life with a blow to the head from a lead pipe.

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