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date: 27 February 2021

Cohen, Sir John Edward [Jack] [formerly Jacob Edward Kohen]locked

  • P. M. Oppenheimer
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Cohen, Sir John Edward [Jack] [formerly Jacob Edward Kohen] (1898–1979), grocer and creator of Tesco stores, was born in the City of London on 6 October 1898, the fifth of six children and the second of three sons of Avroam Kohen, an immigrant Polish-Jewish tailor, and his first wife, ...

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