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Sumner J. Goffin Edit Profile

Lawyer , mediator , arbitrator

Sumner Goffin, American lawyer, arbitrator, mediator. Bar: Maine, 1942, United States District Court Maine, United States Tax Court, United States Court Claims, United States Customs Court.

Background

Goffin, Sumner was born on June 15, 1919 in Portland, Maine, United States. Son of Mitchell and Tena (Agger) Goffin.

Education

Student, University Iowa, 1939. Graduate, Peabody Law School, 1942. Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. Joseph's College, 1994.

Career

Sole practice, Portland, Maine, 1942-1973 and from 85. Price attorney OPA, Augusta, 1943-1945. Justice Maine Superior Court, Portland, 1973-1984.

Self-employed arbitrator New England, from 1985. Member faculty Portland Law School, 1949-1957. Member Maine State Library.

Commission, 1986-1992.

Achievements

  • Bar: Maine, 1942, United States District Court Maine, United States Tax Court, United States Court Claims, United States Customs Court.

Membership

Chairman, member Yarmouth Town Council, Maine, 1966-1967. Chairman State Employees Appeals Board, Augusta, Maine, 1967-1973. Member State Panel Mediators, Augusta, 1956-1973, Harness Racing Commission, Augusta, 1985-1988, Maine State Library.

Committee, 1986-1990. Life director Maine Sight Commission. Trustee Blind Children's Resource, Portland, Leisure Center for Handicapped, Portland.

Member state advisory board March of Dimes, since 1987. Board directors Prevention of Blindness Inc., 1986-1993. Member president's advisory council St. Joseph College, 1989-1995.

Member National Academy Arbitrators, American Academy Political and Social Science, American Academy Political Science, Industrial Relations Research Association Lodges: Lions (chairman council governors 1965-1969, presidential award 1970), Masons.

Connections

Married Dorothy M. Maxcy, October 27, 1953. Children: David, Sally, Peter.

father:
Mitchell Goffin

mother:
Tena (Agger) Goffin

spouse:
Dorothy M. Maxcy

child:
David Goffin

child:
Sally Goffin

child:
Peter Goffin