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L. Dale Coffman

L. Dale Coffman, American lawyer, educator. Fellow American Bar Association; member Order of Coif, Phi Delta Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Sigma.; Mason.


  • Coffman, L. Dale was born on August 28, 1905 in Delta, Iowa, United States. Son of Ralph Gideon and Georgia (Green) Coffman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, State University Iowa, 1926, Juris Doctor, 1928. Master of Laws, Harvard, 1929, Scientiae Juridicae Doctor, 1935.


    • 1 daughter, Georganne. Practiced law with Sargent Gamble & Read, Des Moines, 1928-1931. Professor of law U. Nebraska, 1931-1937.

      Counsel General Electric Company, Schenectady, 1937-1946. Dean School Law, Vanderbilt University, 1946-1949. Dean School Law, University of California at Los Angeles, 1949-1957, professor of law, 1957-1973, professor of law emeritus, 1973-1977.

      Chief consultant Commision on Government Security, 1956-1957. Arbitrator in labor-management disputes.


    • Editor: Cases on Nebraska Trial Practice, 1933. Contributor articles to law publications.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Conglist


    Fellow American Bar Association. Member Order of Coif, Phi Delta Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Sigma. Mason.; Clubs: Harvard, Lincoln, Riviera Country, Los Angeles Athletic, California Yacht.


    • Married Helen Crouch, December 31, 1925.
    • father: Ralph Gideon Coffman
    • mother: Georgia (Green) Coffman
    • spouse: Helen Crouch
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    Born August 28, 1905
    Died August 31, 1977
    (aged 72)