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KOHN, JAKOB:

Austrian jurist; born Dec. 24, 1847, in Papa, Hungary; died at Vienna Jan. 20, 1902. He studied jurisprudence at the University of Vienna, and entered the service of the government in 1872. On Sept. 7, 1894, Kohn was appointed "Landesgerichtsrath" at the Vienna Landesgericht for civil cases, and he held the office until his death. Kohn was the first Jewish "Rathssekretär" and "Landesgerichtsrath" in Austria. He assisted in founding the Oesterreich-Israelitische Union, the first Jewish political society in Vienna, and was for fourteen years its vice-president.

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