Harry Buffington COFFEE, Congress, NE (1890-1972)


COFFEE, Harry Buffington, a Representative from Nebraska; born near Harrison, Sioux County, Nebr., March 16, 1890; attended the public schools at Chadron, Nebr.; University of Nebraska at Lincoln, A.B., 1913; engaged in the real estate and insurance business in Chadron, Nebr., 1914-1939; served as a second lieutenant in the Air Service in 1917 and 1918; organized the Coffee Cattle Co., Inc., in 1915 with extensive ranch holdings in Sioux County, Nebr.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1943); was not a candidate for renomination in 1942, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination to the United States Senate; president of a stockyard company and also of a terminal railway company from 1943 until 1961 when he was named chairman of the board; died in Omaha, Nebr., October 3, 1972; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present