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Frank Morey Coffin

Biography of Frank Morey Coffin

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Coffin
  • First Name: Frank
  • Middle Name: Morey
  • Date of Birth: July , 11 , 1919
  • Place of Birth (POB): Lewiston , Maine (US-ME, ME, 23, Maine, Me.)
  • Date of Death: December , 7 , 2009
  • Place of Death (POD): Portland , Maine (US-ME, ME, 23, Maine, Me.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Frank Morey Coffin Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Lyndon B. Johnson ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 09/15/1965
  • Seat vacated by: Hartigan , John Patrick
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 09/15/1965
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 10/01/1965
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 10/01/1965
  • Commission Date: 10/02/1965
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1972
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1983
  • Retirement from Active Service: 02/01/1989
  • Date of Termination: 12/07/2009
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Frank Morey Coffin in the Law School

  • Name of School: Bates College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1940

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Harvard Business School
  • Degree: I.A.
  • Law Degree Year: 1943

Third Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Harvard Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws ( LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1947

Frank Morey Coffin Career Path


  • U.S. Navy lieutenant, 1943-1946
  • Law clerk, Hon. John D. Clifford, Jr., U.S. District Court, District of Maine, 1947-1949
  • Corporation counsel, Lewiston, Maine, 1949-1952
  • Private practice, Lewiston, Maine, 1946-1953
  • Private practice, Portland, Maine, 1953-1956
  • U.S. representative from Maine, 1957-1961
  • Managing director, Development Loan Fund, 1961
  • Deputy administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development, 1961-1964
  • U.S. representative to development assistance committee, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, 1964-1965


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