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COFFIN (Soundex C150) — See also COFF, COFFEEN, COFFIA, COFFIELD, COFFINBERRY, COFFINBURG, COFFING, COFFRIN, CONIFF, CONNIFF, GOFFIN, MAGOFFIN, MCGOFFIN, WOFFINGTON, ZOFFINGER.

  COFFIN: See also Morgan Lewis Gage — Chauncey H. Gage — Joseph H. Gaskill — John Coffin Jones — John Coffin Jones, Jr. — John Stocker Coffin Knowlton — Harvey Harrison Lawson — William Penn Lyon — Warren C. Philbrook — Sumner Wallace
  Coffin, A. G. — of Marysville, Yuba County, Calif. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1856. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Albert G., Jr. — of Massachusetts. Born in Massachusetts. U.S. Vice Consul in Bahia, 1917-18. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Alexander — of Hudson, Columbia County, N.Y. Mayor of Hudson, N.Y., 1821-23. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Alexander H. — of Dutchess County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Dutchess County, 1844. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Alexander J. — Member of New York state senate 8th District, 1848-49. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Allen — of Nantucket, Nantucket County, Mass. Prohibition candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1896; Prohibition candidate for Massachusetts state attorney general, 1905. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Bob — of Nevada. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Nevada 1st District, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Coffin, C. W. F. — of Englewood, Bergen County, N.J. Republican. Mayor of Englewood, N.J.; elected 1943. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Caleb — of Greene County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Greene County, 1824. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Charles Dustin (1805-1880) — of Ohio. Born in Newburyport, Essex County, Mass., September 9, 1805. U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1837-39. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, February 28, 1880 (age 74 years, 172 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Coffin, Charles Edward (1841-1912) — also known as Charles E. Coffin — of Muirkirk, Prince George's County, Md. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 18, 1841. Republican. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1884; member of Maryland state senate, 1890-92; U.S. Representative from Maryland 5th District, 1894-97. Died in Muirkirk, Prince George's County, Md., May 24, 1912 (age 70 years, 311 days). Interment at St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Beltsville, Md.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Coffin, Charles Emmett (1849-1934) — also known as Charles E. Coffin — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Salem, Washington County, Ind., July 14, 1849. Real estate business; banker; Vice-Consul for Paraguay in Indianapolis, Ind., 1900-03. Methodist. Member, Optimist Club; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., October 15, 1934 (age 85 years, 93 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Zachariah T. Coffin (1820-1882) and Caroline (Armfield) Coffin (1830-1917); married 1875 to Elizabeth H. Holloway (1853-1893); married, September 20, 1897, to Mary (Birch) Fletcher (1861-1933).
  The Charles E. Coffin Municipal Golf Course, in Indianapolis, Indiana, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Coffin, Craig See E. Craig Coffin
  Coffin, E. Craig — of California. Green. Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 17th District, 1994, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Coffin, E. M. — of Ord, Valley County, Neb. District judge in Nebraska 11th District, 1891-92; appointed 1891. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Edwin S. — of Otsego County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Otsego County 2nd District, 1851. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Eugene — of Cobleskill, Schoharie County, N.Y. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Francis P. — of Florida. Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for Florida, 1908; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida, 1912 (at-large), 1916 (2nd District). Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Frank Morey (1919-2009) — also known as Frank M. Coffin — of Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine. Born in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, July 11, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; Maine Democratic state chair, 1954-56; U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1957-61; candidate for Governor of Maine, 1960; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, 1965-89. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Died in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, December 7, 2009 (age 90 years, 149 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Coffin, Frank R. — Republican. Idaho state treasurer, 1891-93. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Fred J. — of Somersworth, Strafford County, N.H. Delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Somersworth 3rd Ward, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, George — of Ankeny, Polk County, Iowa. Postmaster at Ankeny, Iowa, 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, George E. — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, George W. — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, George W. — of Longmont, Boulder County, Colo. Mayor of Longmont, Colo., 1896-97. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Gordon See J. Gordon Coffin
  Coffin, Henry — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Postmaster at Watertown, N.Y., 1804-06. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Henry C. — Republican. Idaho state treasurer, 1903-07. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Herbert R. (born c.1872) — of Windsor Locks, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Windsor Locks, Hartford County, Conn., about 1872. Republican. Paper manufacturer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Windsor Locks, 1907-10; defeated, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Howard Aldridge (1877-1956) — also known as Howard A. Coffin — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Middleboro, Plymouth County, Mass., June 11, 1877. Republican. Sales representative, Ginn & Company book publishers, 1901-11; controller, Warren Motor Car Company, 1911-13; regional manager, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, 1913-18; secretary, Detroit Pressed Steel Company, 1918-21; assistant to president, Cadillac Motor Car Company, 1921-25; vice-president, later president, White Star Oil Refining Company, 1925-33; division manager, Socony-Vacuum Oil Company, 1933; U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1947-49; defeated, 1944, 1948. Baptist. Member, Rotary. Died in Washington, D.C., February 28, 1956 (age 78 years, 262 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of George Henry Coffin and Jane Clifford (Guild) Coffin; married, October 4, 1904, to Abbie Sweetland Ghodey (died 1945).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Coffin, J. Gordon — of Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Ridgefield, 1946. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, J. P. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, James B. — U.S. Consul in SAINT Helena, as of 1897. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Jared — of Columbia County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Columbia County, 1791-93. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, John E. — of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H. Democrat. Candidate for New Hampshire state senate 17th District, 1902. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, John H. — of Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Mass. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1860. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Leigh F. — of Beatrice, Gage County, Neb. Republican. Postmaster at Beatrice, Neb., 1954-78 (acting, 1954). Still living as of 1978.
  Coffin, Lorenzo S. — of Webster County, Iowa. Member of Iowa railroad commission, 1883. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Marshall F. — of Waterboro Center, Waterboro, York County, Maine. Postmaster at Waterboro Center, Maine, 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Max — Democrat. Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Arkansas, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Nathaniel Wheeler (1815-1869) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born November 25, 1815. Whig. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1847-49. Died August 26, 1869 (age 53 years, 274 days). Interment at Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.
  Coffin, O. Vincent See Owen Vincent Coffin
  Coffin, Owen Vincent (1836-1921) — also known as O. Vincent Coffin — of Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in Union Vale, Dutchess County, N.Y., June 20, 1836. Republican. Banker; insurance business; treasurer and director, New Haven, Middletown & Willimantic Railroad; mayor of Middletown, Conn., 1872-73; member of Connecticut state senate 22nd District, 1887-90; Governor of Connecticut, 1895-97. Congregationalist. Died January 13, 1921 (age 84 years, 207 days). Interment at Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Hamilton Coffin and Jane (Vincent) Coffin; married, June 24, 1858, to Ellen Elizabeth Coe (1835-1912).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Coffin, Peleg, Jr. (1756-1805) — of Massachusetts. Born in Nantucket, Nantucket County, Mass., November 3, 1756. Member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1780; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1793-95; Massachusetts state treasurer, 1797-1801. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March 6, 1805 (age 48 years, 123 days). Original interment at Friends Burial Grounds, Boston, Mass.; reinterment in 1833 at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Coffin, Richard H. — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Robert (c.1778-1842) — of Dutchess County, N.Y. Born about 1778. Member of New York state assembly from Dutchess County, 1832. Died November 28, 1842 (age about 64 years). Interment at Nine Partners Burial Ground, Millbrook, N.Y.
  Coffin, Samuel — Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 19, 1864. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Coffin, Samuel F. (b. 1851) — of West Newbury, Essex County, Mass. Born in West Newbury, Essex County, Mass., December 27, 1851. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Second Essex District, 1903, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Thomas Chalkley (1887-1934) — also known as Thomas C. Coffin — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho, October 25, 1887. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; mayor of Pocatello, Idaho, 1931-33; U.S. Representative from Idaho 2nd District, 1933-34; died in office 1934. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Struck by an automobile on a driveway in the south grounds of the U.S. Capitol, June 4, 1934, and died four days later at Providence Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 8, 1934 (age 46 years, 226 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Sherman Myers Coffin (1860-1934) and Jessie (Phelps) Coffin (1860-1929).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Coffin, Timothy G. — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives from New Bedford; elected 1825. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Trenmore — of Nevada. U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1883-87. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, V. L. — of Harrington, Washington County, Maine. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Coffin, Vincent See Owen Vincent Coffin
  Coffin, Violet — of Vermont. Democrat. Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1992, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Coffin, William (1877-1927) — of Middlesboro, Bell County, Ky. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 8, 1877. Merchant; U.S. Consul in Masqat, 1906-07; Tripoli, 1908-10; Jerusalem, 1910-13; U.S. Consul General in Budapest, 1913-17; Christiania, 1917; Stockholm, 1917-18; Berlin, 1919-26. Died, from heart disease, in Algiers, Algeria, February 13, 1927 (age 49 years, 128 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles A. Coffin and Alice E. (Gale) Coffin; married 1905 to Mabel Sands Rees.


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