Charles D. Coffin

Charles Dustin Coffin ( born September 9, 1805 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, † February 28, 1880 in Cincinnati, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Whig party. From 1837 to 1839 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 17th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Charles D. Coffin was born in Newburyport. There he attended the public schools. With his parents he moved to Lisbon. After studying law he was admitted to the bar in 1823. He began his work in Lisbon. In 1828, he worked as a clerk in the courts of Columbiana counties.

In a Special Election Coffin was selected for the 1837 Andrew W. Loomis resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives. He held there for the rest of the legislature on the 17th Congressional District of Ohio. In 1838 he no longer went to the election. He took his law career again and has also worked in the private sector. He was president of the Columbiana Bank in Lisbon. In 1842 he moved to Cincinnati, where he was once again working as a lawyer. In 1845 he was elected for a term of seven years a judge of the Superior Court. 1861 Governor William Dennison Jr. appointed him again for this activity, in 1868 he resigned. Coffin died in 1880 in Cincinnati. He was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery.