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Albert W. Coffrin
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont

In office
June 9, 1972 – January 31, 1989
Nominated by Richard Nixon
Preceded by Bernard Joseph Leddy
Succeeded by Fred I. Parker
Personal details
Born (1919-12-21)December 21, 1919
Burlington, Vermont
Died January 13, 1993(1993-01-13) (aged 73)
Burlington, Vermont
Alma mater Middlebury College (A.B.)
Cornell Law School (LL.B.)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1942–1945
1951–1952
Rank US Navy O3 infobox.svg Lieutenant
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War

Albert Wheeler Coffrin (December 21, 1919 – January 13, 1993) was a United States federal judge.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Born in Burlington, Vermont, Coffrin received an A.B. from Middlebury College in 1941 and was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1942 to 1945.

He received an LL.B. from Cornell Law School in 1947, entering private practice in Burlington from 1947 to 1951. He was again in the United States Navy during the Korean War, from 1951 to 1952, thereafter returning to private practice in Burlington until 1972.

On May 3, 1972, Coffrin was nominated by President Richard M. Nixon to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Vermont vacated by Bernard J. Leddy. Coffrin was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 8, 1972, and received his commission the next day. He served as chief judge from 1983 to 1988, assuming senior status on January 31, 1989 and serving in that capacity until his death in Burlington. He was buried at Burlington's Lakeview Cemetery.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Albert Wheeler Coffrin at Find a Grave

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Bernard Joseph Leddy
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont
1972–1989
Succeeded by
Fred I. Parker

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