History of the Federal Judiciary

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Coffin, Frank Morey
Born July 11, 1919, in Lewiston, ME
Died December 7, 2009, in Portland, ME

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on September 15, 1965, to a seat vacated by John Patrick Hartigan. Confirmed by the Senate on October 1, 1965, and received commission on October 2, 1965. Served as chief judge, 1972-1983. Assumed senior status on February 1, 1989. Service terminated on December 7, 2009, due to death.

Bates College, A.B., 1940
Harvard Business School, I.A., 1943
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1947

Professional Career:
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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