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Sol Cohen, Leading Pioneer in American Zionism, Dead; Was 73

Funeral services were held here for Sol Cohen, a leading pioneer in American Zionism, who died here last weekend at the age of 73. He was a founder and past president of the Long Island Region of the Zionist Organization of America and a co-founder along with the late Dr. Abba Hillel Silver of the Herzl Zion Club of New York.

Born in Russia, Mr. Cohen emigrated to the United States in 1905 and immediately became active in the American Zionist movement. He aided in the establishment of Neve Ilan settlement in Israel, where a square was named in his honor. He was active on behalf of the United Jewish Appeal and the Jewish National Fund.