History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Coffey, John Louis
Born April 15, 1922, in Milwaukee, WI
Died November 10, 2012, in Whitefish Bay, WI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 19, 1982, to a seat vacated by Thomas Edward Fairchild. Confirmed by the Senate on March 18, 1982, and received commission on March 19, 1982. Assumed senior status on July 2, 2004. Service terminated on November 10, 2012, due to death.

Education:
Marquette University, B.A., 1943
Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1948

Professional Career:
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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