Manuel F. Cohen (October 9, 1912 – June 16, 1977) served as chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission between 1964 and 1969 and also served as a member from 1961 to 1969.
Born in Brooklyn, he was a graduate of Brooklyn College (B.S. 1933).
During his tenure, the breadth of the prohibitions against insider trading, which had been developed earlier under Chairman William L. Cary, grew substantially as the SEC began to bring the key cases that developed the theories of insider trading on which the SEC relies today.
His daughter Susan Cohen married future United States federal judge Paul D. Borman in 1964.
((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Joel Seligman, The Transformation of Wall Street 157 (3d ed. 2003), at 344-47, 357, 362; SEC Historical Society Oral Histories Committee, Roundtable on Enforcement: A Brief History of the SEC’s Enforcement Program 1934-1981 (2002)