Albert Wheeler Coffrin

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

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]


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