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Frank M. Coffin

AKA Frank Morey Coffin

Born: 11-Jul-1919
Birthplace: Lewiston, ME
Died: 7-Dec-2009
Location of death: Portland, ME [1]
Cause of death: Complications of Surgery

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, 1965-89

Military service: US Navy (1943-46, Lt.)


[1] Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME.

Father: Herbert Coffin
Mother: Morey
Brother: Jack Coffin
Wife: Ruth Ulrich (m. 19-Dec-1942, four children)
Daughter: Nancy Coffin Kurtz
Son: Douglas Coffin
Daughter: Meredith Coffin
Daughter: Susan Coffin Babb

    University: Bates College (1940)
    University: Harvard Business School (1943)
    Law School: Harvard Law School (1947)

    US Appeals Court Judge, 1st Circuit Senior Judge (1989-2006)
    US Appeals Court Judge, 1st Circuit Chief Judge (1972-83)
    US Appeals Court Judge, 1st Circuit (1965-89)
    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development US Representative, Development Assistance Committee (1964-65)
    US Agency for International Development Deputy Administrator (1961-64)
    Development Loan Fund Managing Director (1961)
    US Congressman, Maine 2nd (3-Jan-1957 to 3-Jan-1961)
    Verrill Dana Partner
    Maine Democratic State Committee Chairman (1954-56)
    Maine State Official Corporation Council, Lewiston, ME (1951-54)
    Law Clerk to Judge John Clifford, District of Maine (1947-49)
    Maine State Bar Association

Author of books:
Witness for AID (1964)
The Ways of a Judge: Views from the Federal Appellate Bench (1980)
A Lexicon of Oral Advocacy (1985)
On Appeal: Courts, Lawyering and Judging (1994)


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