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Judge Cohn announces his retirement from bench

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Alive for almost an entire century and more than half of that spent serving as a lawyer or on the bench, the honorable Judge Aaron Cohn says he is retiring – after five decades as Juvenile Court Judge, the longest serving one in the nation.

The announcement was made Monday by fellow Judge John Allen, who calls Judge Cohn his mentor.

Born in Columbus in the early 20th century, Aaron Cohn graduated from Columbus High School in the 1930s. He then went on to the University of Georgia before joining the Army in the summer of 1940.

He retired from the U.S. Army reserve with the rank of Colonel after 27 years of service.

Cohn graduated from the infantry school, Command and General Staff College, the industrial college of the Armed forces and attended Cavalry school.  He then resumed the practice of law in 1946. 

It's no secret that Judge Cohn accomplished a lot of things while sitting on the bench as well as in the military.

Back in 1982, he was honored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Commission as an official liberator of a concentration camp in Austria in 1945.

One year later, Georgia legislators, both the Senate and House of Representatives, passed resolutions honoring him for his distinguished service to the state of Georgia.

Judge Cohn's official last day of work is September 30th.

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