Charles D. Coffin
|Charles Dustin Coffin|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th district
December 20, 1837 – March 3, 1839
|Preceded by||Andrew W. Loomis|
|Succeeded by||John Hastings|
September 9, 1805|
|Died||February 28, 1880
|Resting place||Spring Grove Cemetery|
Born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, Coffin attended the public schools. He moved with his parents to New Lisbon, Ohio. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in September 1823 and commenced practice in New Lisbon. He served as clerk of the courts of Columbiana County in 1828. He was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Andrew W. Loomis and served from December 20, 1837, to March 3, 1839. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1838. He resumed the practice of law and engaged in banking. He served as president of the Columbiana Bank of New Lisbon. He moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1842 and continued the practice of law.
Coffin was elected judge of the superior court in 1845 and served seven years. He was appointed to the same position by Governor Denison in 1861. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, February 28, 1880. He was interred in Spring Grove Cemetery.
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