|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Maine's 5th district
January 2, 1861 – March 3, 1861
|Preceded by||Israel Washburn, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||John H. Rice|
|Born||November 11, 1817|
|Died||July 4, 1882(aged 64)|
|Resting place||South Cemetery in Skowhegan, Maine|
|Spouse(s)||Helen Sophia Miller|
|Relations||Abner Coburn (brother),|
|Children||Louise Helen Coburn, Charles Miller, Susy Mary, Frances Elizabeth, Grace Maud|
|Alma mater||Colby College|
Harvard Law School
Coburn was born in Bloomfield, now known as Skowhegan. He graduated from Colby College in Waterville in 1839 and after teaching at a plantation school for two years, he attended Harvard Law School and became a prominent lawyer in his native state.
He was elected to the 36th Congress in a special election on November 6, 1860 and served from January 2 to March 3, 1861. The election for the 37th Congress had actually been held in September of the previous year, so he could not be re-elected. Coburn served as a delegate from Maine to the peace convention in 1861 in Washington, D.C.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Israel Washburn, Jr.
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 5th congressional district
John H. Rice
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