Henry A. Coffeen

Henry Asa Coffeen (February 14, 1841  December 9, 1912) was a United States Representative from Wyoming.

Henry A. Coffeen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wyoming's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1893  March 3, 1895
Preceded byClarence D. Clark
Succeeded byFrank W. Mondell
Personal details
Born(1841-02-14)February 14, 1841
Gallipolis Ohio
DiedDecember 9, 1912(1912-12-09) (aged 71)
Sheridan, Wyoming
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materAbingdon College

Born near Gallipolis, Ohio, he moved with his parents to Indiana and thence to Homer, Illinois in 1853. He attended the country schools and was graduated from the scientific department of Abingdon College. He engaged in teaching and was a member of the faculty of Hiram College in Ohio. He moved to Sheridan, Wyoming in 1884; he was a delegate from Wyoming to the World's Fair Congress of Bankers and Financiers at Chicago in June 1893 and was a member of the constitutional convention that framed the constitution of the new State of Wyoming in 1889.

Coffeen was elected as a member of the Democratic party to the Fifty-third Congress, serving from March 4, 1893 to March 3, 1895; he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress. He engaged in literary pursuits until his death in Sheridan in 1912; interment was in Sheridan Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Henry A. Coffeen (id: C000585)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clarence D. Clark
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wyoming's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1893  March 3, 1895
Succeeded by
Frank W. Mondell

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