John Louis Coffey

Personal

Birthday: 
4/15/1922
Birthplace: 
Milwaukee, WI
Date of Death: 
11/10/2012
Place of Death: 
Whitefish Bay, WI
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy, 1943-1946
Assistant city attorney, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1949-1954
Judge, Milwaukee County [Wisconsin] Civil Court, 1954-1960
Judge, Milwaukee County [Wisconsin], Municipal Court, 1960-1962
Judge, Wisconsin Circuit Court, Milwaukee County, 1962-1978; senior judge, Criminal Division, 1972-1975; chief presiding judge, Criminal Division, 1976; Civil Division, 1976-1978
Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1978-1982

Education

Name of School: 

Marquette University Law School

Marquette provides you with an unusual opportunity. First, we are an outstanding law school. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that you will have the substantive knowledge, skills, and values essential to practice law in the twenty-first century. We are extremely proud that we train lawyers who practice in all areas of the profession, in private firms and public agencies, in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. It is no accident that many of our alumni are state and federal judges, and that many Marquette University Law School graduates are business and political leaders. We teach our students to have the skills to succeed in whatever branch of our profession they select. Part of the Jesuit tradition of education is encouraging students to become agents for positive change in society. This is especially important in a law school.

Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1943
Name of School - Second: 

Marquette University Law School

Marquette provides you with an unusual opportunity. First, we are an outstanding law school. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that you will have the substantive knowledge, skills, and values essential to practice law in the twenty-first century. We are extremely proud that we train lawyers who practice in all areas of the profession, in private firms and public agencies, in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. It is no accident that many of our alumni are state and federal judges, and that many Marquette University Law School graduates are business and political leaders. We teach our students to have the skills to succeed in whatever branch of our profession they select. Part of the Jesuit tradition of education is encouraging students to become agents for positive change in society. This is especially important in a law school.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1948

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Court Name: 

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
3/19/1982
Retirement from Active Service: 
7/2/2004
Termination Date: 
11/10/2012
Termination Reason: 
Death
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