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Howard Aldridge Coffin, Congressman

Birthplace: Middleboro, Massachusetts
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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Son of George Henry Coffin and Jenny Clifford Coffin
Husband of Abigail Sweetland Coffin
Father of Richard Guild Coffin; <private> Coffin; <private> Coffin and <private> Coffin
Brother of Herbert Rice Coffin; Herbert Rice Coffin; Bertha Coffin Kaulback; Mabel Lincoln Coffin and James Hanson Coffin

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About Howard Aldridge Coffin, Congressman

Howard Aldridge Coffin (June 11, 1877-February 28, 1956) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Coffin was born in Middleborough, Massachusetts and attended the Vermont Academy at Saxtons River. He graduated from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1901 and was a teacher in the Providence Friends School in 1901.

He worked as a representative for the book publishers, Ginn & Co., 1901-1911; controller, Warren Motor Car Company, Detroit, Michigan, 1911-1913; manager, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, of Michigan, 1913-1918; secretary, Detroit Pressed Steel Company, 1918-1921; assistant to president, Cadillac Motor Company, of Detroit, 1921-1925; vice president and later president, White Star Refining Company, 1925-1933; general manager, Socony-Vacuum Oil Company, 1933-1946.

In 1946, Coffin was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives from Michigan's 13th congressional district, defeating former representative Clarence J. McLeod in the Republican primary and going on to defeat incumbent Democrat George D. O'Brien. Coffin served in the 80th Congress, from January 3, 1947 th January 3, 1949. Coffin lost to O'Brien in the general election of 1948.

Coffin organized the Industrial Service Bureau in Washington, D.C., and was a business consultant until his retirement in 1954. He died in Washington, D.C., and is interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan.

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Howard Aldridge Coffin, Congressman's Timeline

June 11, 1877
Middleboro, Massachusetts
February 3, 1906
Age 28
Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
Detroit, Michigan