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Owen Vincent Coffin

Owen Vincent Coffin, American governor. member business firm, 1863-1868; member of New York committee of the United States Christian Commission, 1861-1865; member Connecticut Senate, 1887-1891.

Background

  • Coffin, Owen Vincent was born on June 20, 1836 in Union Vale, New York, United States. Son of Alexander H. and Jane (Vincent) Coffin.

  • Education

    • Academic education; (Doctor of Laws, Wesleyan University, 1896).

    Career

    • Salesman and manufacturers’ agent, N. Y., 1853-1861. Special member business firm, 1863-1868. Member of New York committee of the United States Christian Commission, 1861-1865.

      President Brooklyn Young Men’s Christian Association, 1863-1864. Resident of Middletown, Connecticut, since 1864. Secretary-treasurer and director Farmers and Mechanics’ Savings Bank, 1864-1878.

      President Middlesex Fire Assurance Company, since 1884, and identified with numerous other corporations Mayor of Middletown, 1872-1873. Member Connecticut Senate, 1887-1891. Governor of Connecticut, 1895-1897.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member business firm, 1863-1868. Member of New York committee of the United States Christian Commission, 1861-1865. Member Connecticut Senate, 1887-1891.

    Connections

    • Married Ellen Elizabeth Coe, June 24, 1858 (died July 23, 1912).
    • father: Alexander H. Coffin
    • mother: Jane (Vincent) Coffin
    • spouse: Ellen Elizabeth Coe
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    Born June 20, 1836
    Died January 3, 1921
    (aged 84)
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