Henry A. Coffeen
|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|
Henry Asa Coffeen
February 14, 1841
Gallipolis, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||December 9, 1912 (aged 71)|
Sheridan, Wyoming, U.S.
|Resting place||Sheridan Municipal Cemetery|
|Mother||Olive Elizabeth Martin|
|Father||Alvah P. Coffeen|
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.
In 1885 he organized the first agricultural fair in Wyoming. 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. On December 8, 1913 he died in Sheridan, Wyoming.