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L. Dale Coffman

lawyer , educator.

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.


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.


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.

Ralph Gideon Coffman

Georgia (Green) Coffman

Helen Crouch