COFFIN, Howard Aldridge, (1877 - 1956)


COFFIN, Howard Aldridge, a Representative from Michigan; born in Middleboro, Plymouth County, Mass., June 11, 1877; attended the Vermont Academy at Saxtons River; was graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1901; teacher in Friends School, Providence, R.I., in 1901; representative for Ginn & Co., book publishers, 1901-1911; controller, Warren Motor Car Co., Detroit, Mich., 1911-1913; manager, Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., of Michigan, 1913-1918; secretary, Detroit Pressed Steel Co., 1918-1921; assistant to president, Cadillac Motor Co., of Detroit, 1921-1925; vice president and later president, White Star Refining Co., 1925-1933; general manager, Socony-Vacuum Oil Co., 1933-1946; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; organized the Industrial Service Bureau in Washington, D.C., and was a business consultant until his retirement in 1954; died in Washington, D.C., February 28, 1956; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.