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Comer Swift Coppie

Comer Swift Coppie was American state official. Recipient Gold medal Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, 1978. past board directors, past president Homeless and Travelers Aid Agency, Albany. Served with United States Navy, 1955-1957. Member Cosmos Club (Washington).

Background

  • Coppie, Comer Swift was born on October 19, 1932 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of John Lee and Marion (Peck) Coppie.

  • Education

    • AB, Hamilton College, 1955. Master in Public Administration, Syracuse University, 1959.

    Career

    • Budget analyst Bureau of Budget, State of Maryland, Baltimore, 1958—1962. Executive director, trustee Maryland State Colleges, 1963—1968. Deputy budget director Government of District of Columbia, Washington, 1968—1969.

      Director Office of Budget and Management Systems, 1969—1978. Executive director New York State Finance Control Board, New York City, 1978—1986. Chief Financial Officer United States Postal Service, Washington, 1986—1992.

      1st deputy comptroller Office of State Compt., Albany, New York, 1993—1999. Retired, 1999.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Past board directors, past president Homeless and Travelers Aid Agency, Albany. Served with United States Navy, 1955-1957. Member Cosmos Club (Washington).

    Personality

    Interests

    Swimming.

    Connections

    • Married Judith Ann Wright, April 29, 1961. Children: Cynthia, Sean, Scott.
    • father: John Lee Coppie
    • mother: Marion (Peck) Coppie
    • spouse: Judith Ann Wright
    • children: Cynthia Coppie
    • Sean Coppie
    • Scott Coppie
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    Nationality
    • 1955
      Hamilton College
    • 1959
      Syracuse University
    • 1958 - 1962
      Budget analyst, Bureau of Budget
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1963 - 1968
      executive, Maryland State Colleges
    • 1963 - 1968
      trustee, Maryland State Colleges
    • 1968 - 1969
      deputy budget director, Government of District of Columbia
      Washington, United States
    • 1969 - 1978
      director, Office of Budget and Management Systems
    • 1978 - 1986
      executive, director New York State Finance Control Board
    • 1986 - 1992
      Chief Financial Officer United States Postal Service
      Washington, United States
    • 1993 - 1999
      1st deputy comptroller Office of State Compt.
      Albany, New York, United States
    • 1999
      retired
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