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Order of the Coif
Politician members in Florida

  John Hugh Dyer Jr. — also known as Buddy Dyer — of Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Born in Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state senate, 1993-2003; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996, 2004, 2008; candidate for Florida state attorney general, 2002; mayor of Orlando, Fla., 2003-05, 2005-; indicted March 10, 2005, for illegally paying a campaign worker to collect absentee ballots in the 2004 mayoral election; suspended from office as mayor; on April 20, the charges were dropped, and he was reinstated; candidate for Presidential Elector for Florida. Member, Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi. Still living as of 2012.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Levering Early (1896-1999) — also known as John L. Early — of Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla. Born in Staunton, Va., December 19, 1896. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1933-39; municipal judge in Florida, 1944-46; mayor of Sarasota, Fla., 1951-52. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Order of the Coif; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., March 9, 1999 (age 102 years, 80 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Edward Early and Ida (Clark) Early; married, June 2, 1924, to Maebelle Claire Brooks.
  Gregory J. Hobbs Jr. (b. 1944) — of Colorado. Born in Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla., December 15, 1944. Served in the Peace Corps; lawyer; law clerk for Judge William E. Doyle, U.S. Court of Appeals, 1971-72; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1996-2015; appointed 1996; retired 2015. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif. Still living as of 2015.
  See also Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier
  Benjamin Hilborn Oehlert Jr. (1909-1985) — also known as Benjamin H. Oehlert, Jr. — of Orlando, Orange County, Fla.; Georgia. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 13, 1909. Lawyer; vice-president, Coca-Cola Company; president, Minute Maid Company; U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, 1967-69. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Theta Xi. Died in 1985 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin H. Oehlert and Sarah (Landis) Oehlert; married, March 27, 1937, to Alice Greene.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Albert Lee Reeves (1873-1971) — also known as Albert L. Reeves; Alburdah Lee Reeves — of Steelville, Crawford County, Mo.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo.; Dunedin, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Steelville, Crawford County, Mo., December 21, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Crawford County, 1901-02; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1918; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri, 1923-54; took senior status 1954; senior judge, 1954-71. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died, in Morton F. Plant Hospital, Dunedin, Pinellas County, Fla., March 24, 1971 (age 97 years, 93 days). Interment at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Reeves and Margaret Ellen (Isgrig) Reeves; married, September 26, 1900, to Martha Lucinda 'Mattie' Ferguson; married, March 10, 1913, to Blanche Ferguson; married to Mabel Irene Finley; father of Albert Lee Reeves Jr..
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Errett Power Scrivner (1898-1978) — also known as Errett P. Scrivner — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Newton, Harvey County, Kan., March 20, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kansas 2nd District, 1943-59. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Fla., May 5, 1978 (age 80 years, 46 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. William Henry Scrivner and Nancy Etta (West) Scrivner; married, August 6, 1921, to Jean Lorraine Marshall.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Lowell Curtis Wadmond (1896-1986) — also known as Lowell Wadmond — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Racine, Racine County, Wis., March 16, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1952. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Freemasons. Died September 25, 1986 (age 90 years, 193 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeland, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Christian George Wadmond and Celia (Jensen) Wadmond; married, July 27, 1938, to Mary Elita Cason.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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