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Sherman Cohn Collection of Justice Charles Fahy Papers

Identifier: MSS-060


This collection consists of materials collected, arranged and reviewed by Cohn in relation to his long-term Fahy biography project. The bulk of the papers are comprised of Fahy's US Court of Appeals opinions, US Office of Military Government (Germany) communications, memos and referandums, as well as multiple copies of Fahy's dictated autobiography. Also included are Cohn's newspaper clippings, notes, and correspondences concerning Fahy.


  • Majority of material found within 1945 - 1980



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Biographical Note for Sherman Cohn

Sherman Cohn has been a professor at Georgetown Law since 1965. After Graduating from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1954, he went on to receive his law degree from the Georgetown Law Center in 1957 and his LLM from Georgetown in 1960. Before his professorship, he was a clerk for Justice Charles Fahy from 1957-1958. The works presented here represent Cohn’s long-term research efforts in creating a biography for Justice Fahy.

Biographical Note for Charles Fahy

Justice Charles Fahy was one of the key actors in legal change over his long and distinguished public service career. Some of his accomplishments include receiving a Naval Cross for his aviation service in World War I; acting as director for the legal division of the US Military Government of Germany; saving the New Deal in NLRB v. Jones and Laughlin; desegregating public facilities in DC as well as the Armed Forces; and serving as Solicitor General of the United States. He received nearly every accolade conferred by Georgetown University for his influential legal work including an Honorary J.D. Degree, a dedicated reading room in the law library, and The President’s Medal.


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