Dr. Harry M. Cohen, a graduate of
Washington High School, where he participated in basketball and track,
graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Dental School in 1927 and
practiced in Washington for 55 years.
He was recognized as an authority on baseball rules and wrote Little
League and Pony League rule books while helping to introduce five major
league rules changes. He served as commissioner of Junior Legion
baseball and as commissioner of the Washington County Umpires
Association for 16 years.
Dr. Cohen also broadcast a weekly sports program for 18 years and was
widely known as a speaker at sports banquets.
He received many awards, including a Washington Knights of Columbus
lifetime achievement award in 1969 and was active in various
organizations, including the Washington YMCA, Society for Crippled
Children, Cerebral Palsy and Muscular Dystrophy and as a member of the
Washington County Board of Public Assistance.