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Henry A. Coffeen

Born: Feb 14, 1841

Death: Dec 9, 1912

Birthplace: Gallipolis

Nationality: United States

Henry A. Coffeen

Date of Birth : Feb 14, 1841
Date of Death : Dec 9, 1912
Birth Place : Gallipolis

Henry Asa Coffeen was a United States Representative from Wyoming. Born near Gallipolis, Ohio, he moved with his parents to Indiana and thence to Homer, Illinois in 1853. He attended the country schools and was graduated from the scientific department of Abingdon College. He engaged in teaching and was a member of the faculty of Hiram College in Ohio. He moved to Sheridan, Wyoming in 1884; he was a delegate from Wyoming to the World's Fair Congress of Bankers and Financiers at Chicago in June 1893 and was a member of the constitutional convention that framed the constitution of the new State of Wyoming in 1889. Coffeen was elected as a member of the Democratic party to the Fifty-third Congress, serving from March 4, 1893 to March 3, 1895; he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress. He engaged in literary pursuits until his death in Sheridan in 1912; interment was in Sheridan Cemetery.

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