Henry A. Coffeen
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Henry A. Coffeen
Henry A. Coffeen
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming's at-large district

March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1895
Clarence D. Clark
Frank W. Mondell
Personal details
Henry Asa Coffeen

(1841-02-14)February 14, 1841
Gallipolis, Ohio, U.S.
DiedDecember 9, 1912(1912-12-09) (aged 71)
Sheridan, Wyoming, U.S.
Resting placeSheridan Municipal Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Harriet King
Alice Dwight
MotherOlive Elizabeth Martin
FatherAlvah P. Coffeen
EducationAbingdon College

Henry Asa Coffeen (February 14, 1841 - December 9, 1912) was an American politician who served as Wyoming's United States Representative as a Democrat.


Henry Asa Coffeen was born on February 14, 1841 in Gallipolis, Ohio to Alvah P. Coffeen and Olive Elizabeth Martin and his family later moved to Indiana and then 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. In 1889 he was selected as one of the Democratic delegates to the Wyoming constitutional convention to draft its constitution to be submitted for statehood.[1]

In 1885 he organized the first agricultural fair in Wyoming.[2] In 1892 Coffeen narrowly defeated Clarence D. Clark and was elected to the United States House, but was defeated in a landslide by Frank Wheeler Mondell in 1894.

His first wife, Harriet King, died on June 4, 1901 and he remarried to Alice Dwight on June 28, 1904.[3] On December 8, 1913 he died in Sheridan, Wyoming.

Electoral history

Henry A. Coffeen electoral history
1892 Wyoming at-large Congressional District election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Henry A. Coffeen 8,855 51.34% +9.56%
Republican Clarence D. Clark (incumbent) 8,394 48.66% -9.56%
Total votes 17,249 100.00%
1894 Wyoming at-large Congressional District election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Frank Wheeler Mondell 10,068 52.64% +3.98%
Democratic Henry A. Coffeen (incumbent) 6,152 32.17% -19.17%
People's Shakespeare E. Sealey 2,906 15.19% +15.19%
Total votes 19,126 100.00%


  1. ^ "Wyoming Blue Book" (PDF).
  2. ^ "First Fair". Natrona County Tribune. 8 November 1953. p. 15. Archived from the original on 5 January 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Pioneer Wyoming Democrat Dies". Natrona County Tribune. 26 December 1912. p. 2. Archived from the original on 5 January 2020 – via Newspapers.com.

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