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Charles Dustin COFFIN

(1805-1880)

COFFIN, Charles Dustin, a Representative from Ohio; born in Newburyport, Mass., September 9, 1805; attended the public schools; moved with his parents to New Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar in September 1823 and commenced practice in New Lisbon; clerk of the courts of Columbiana County in 1828; 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; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1838; resumed the practice of law and engaged in banking; president of the Columbiana Bank of New Lisbon; moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1842 and continued the practice of law; elected judge of the superior court in 1845 and served seven years; was appointed to the same position by Governor Denison in 1861; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, February 28, 1880; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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