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John Louis Coffey

Biography of John Louis Coffey

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Coffey
  • First Name: John
  • Middle Name: Louis
  • Date of Birth: April , 15 , 1922
  • Place of Birth (POB): Milwaukee , Wisconsin (US-WI, WI, 55, WS, Wis. Wi., Wisc)
  • Date of Death: November , 10 , 2012
  • Place of Death (POD): Whitefish Bay , Wisconsin (US-WI, WI, 55, WS, Wis. Wi., Wisc)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

John Louis Coffey Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Ronald Reagan ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 02/19/1982
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Fairchild , Thomas Edward
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 02/19/1982
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/17/1982
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/18/1982
  • Commission Date: 03/19/1982
  • Retirement from Active Service: 07/02/2004
  • Date of Termination: 11/10/2012
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

John Louis Coffey in the Law School

  • Name of School: Marquette University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1943

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Marquette University Law School
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1948

John Louis Coffey Career Path


  • U.S. Navy, 1943-1946
  • Assistant city attorney, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1949-1954
  • Judge, Milwaukee County [Wisconsin] Civil Court, 1954-1960
  • Judge, Milwaukee County [Wisconsin], Municipal Court, 1960-1962
  • Judge, Wisconsin Circuit Court, Milwaukee County, 1962-1978; senior judge, Criminal Division, 1972-1975; chief presiding judge, Criminal Division, 1976; Civil Division, 1976-1978
  • Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1978-1982


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