Biography of Howard E. Coffin
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COFFIN, Howard Earle, consulting engineer and vice president Hudson Motor Car Co., born at West Milton, O., Sept. 6, 1873; son of Julius V. and Sarah E. (Jones) Coffin; educated at University of Michigan 1893-96 and 1900-2, degree in mechanical engineering; married, Battle Creek, Oct. 30, 1907, Matilda V. Allen. Began active career in United States civil service, continuing 1896-1900; was chief of experimental department Olds Motor Works, Detroit and Lansing, 1902-5, and chief engineer same 1905-6; vice president and chief engineer E. R. Thomas Detroit Co., 1906-8; vice president and consulting engineer Chalmers Detroit Motor Co. 1908.10; now vice president and consulting engineer Hudson Motor Car Co. Member American Society Mechanical Engineers, Society Automobile Engineers (president, 1910), Detroit Engineering Society, Detroit Board of Commerce, Mechanical Cooperatin Committee Automobile Chamber of Commerce. Clubs: Aero of Michigan, Aero of America, Detroit, Country, University, Detroit Boat, Automobile of Detroit, Wolverine Automobile, Detroit Motor Boat, Detroit Athletic, Engineers' (New York). Recreations: motor boating, automobiling, fishing and hunting. Office: Hudson Motor Car Co. Summer Residence: Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich. Winter Residence:. Sapelo Island, Ga.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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