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Lynnita Kay Coats Wagner

Lynnita Kay Coats Wagner, American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1967, District Court (southern district) Ohio 1971, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1971.


  • Wagner, Lynnita Kay Coats was born on January 13, 1943 in Celina, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Vaughn Daniel Coats and Mary Helen (Baker) Peterson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Ohio Northern University, 1964. Juris Doctor, Ohio Northern University, 1967.


    • Associate McCulloch, Felger, Fite & Gutmann, Piqua, Ohio, 1967—1969. Civil assistant Miami County Prospective Office. Troy, 1969, 1973—1974, 1976—1982.

      Partner Huffman & Landis, West Milton, 1969—1976, Wagner & Wagner, West Milton, 1977—1980. Private practice, 1980—1982. Referee Miami Probate and Juvenile Court, Troy, since 1982.

      Director Miami County Custody Review Board, since 1982. Member congressional award council, 8th dist, Ohio.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Ohio 1967, District Court (southern district) Ohio 1971, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1971.


    The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.


    The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The strong feature of Methodism is that prayers are not only led by an ordained minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.


    Attorney Fish Union Township, West Milton, since 1970. Board directors, attorney Miami County Rehabilitation Center, Piqua, 1972—1982. President Union Township Republican Womens Club, West Milton, 1972—1974.

    Board directors Migrant Ministry, Tipp City, Ohio, 1970—1972, Upper Valley Youth Services Bureau, Troy, 1975—1976, Dettmer Hospital, Troy, 1977—1985, secretary, 1981—1985. Charter member, legal advisor Milton-Union PTO. Member of American Bar Association, Miami Valley Association Women Attorneys, Miami County Bar Association (secretary 1969-1971), Ohio State Bar Association, Dayton Ski.

    Club, Miltonian Club.



    Skiing, needlecrafts, reading.


    • Children: William A., Whitney Lynn, Adam Vaughn.
    • father: Vaughn Daniel Coats Peterson
    • mother: Mary Helen (Baker) Peterson
    • children: William A. Wagner
    • Whitney Lynn Wagner
    • Adam Vaughn Wagner
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    Born January 13, 1943
    (age 74)