Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
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DAVID BENJAMIN COHEN
David Cohen was a passionate man.
About ideas most of all.
And he wanted to talk about them,
But only if you were serious about ideas too.
He wrote everything down
And wanted to know what you thought.
He listened well, but you had to argue well.
A new take was most appealing. He would run with it.
He shared it all with us in six books.
He shared it with his students
And he tempted and urged us on
We are better now.
Love and friendship were important
Leslie and Jason centered his life
Colleagues warmed into friends
We think about him still.
William Powers Jr., President
The University of Texas at Austin
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty
This memorial resolution was prepared by a special committee consisting of of Professors Joseph M. Horn (chair), Marc S. Lewis, and John C. Loehlin.