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  Coffin, Frank M.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
  1959-01-01  
 
NameFrank M. Coffin
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Lewiston, Maine , United States
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Born July 11, 1919
DiedDecember 07, 2009 (90 years)
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Jun 28, 2019 05:20pm
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InfoA Maine native, Coffin has served for more than 40 years as circuit judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Coffin earned his undergraduate degree in 1940 from Bates College (also the late Judge Brody's alma mater) and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1947. During World War II Coffin served in the Pacific Theater with the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946, first as an ensign and later as a lieutenant.

After being admitted to the bar, Coffin clerked for a federal judge in Maine and then practiced law for five years in Lewiston before becoming a partner at Verrill, Dana, Walker, Philbrick and Whitehouse in Portland. From 1954 to 1956 he was the chairman of the Maine Democratic State Committee and went on to serve as U.S. Congressman from Maine's second district from 1957 to 1960. In 1965 he was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals.

The author of four books and dozens of articles, Coffin holds honorary degrees from Colby, Bates, Bowdoin, and the University of Maine. Among his numerous awards are the 1970 Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace Award and the 2001 Devitt Distinguished Service Award. The University of Maine School of Law holds an annual lecture in his honor and 16 law firms in Portland sponsor the Frank M. Coffin Fellowship for Family Law.


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Dec 08, 2009 09:00pm Obituary Maine federal appeals Judge Coffin dies at 90   Article RMF 

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  10/01/1965 First Circuit Court Judge Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1960 ME Governor Lost 47.33% (-5.35%)
  09/08/1958 ME District 2 Won 61.23% (+22.46%)
  09/10/1956 ME District 2 Won 53.44% (+6.88%)
  06/18/1956 ME District 2 - D Primary Won 69.83% (+39.65%)
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