Howard Coble (R-NC-6)i

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Howard Coble

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John Howard “Howard” Coble

Howard Coble Congressional Candidate North Carolina District 6


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-Born in Greensboro, NC, March 18, 1931
-Single; Presbyterian

-Public schools of Guilford County, North Carolina
-1949 Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
-1958 BA, History, Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina
-1962 JD, University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill

Military Service
-US Coast Guard: served 5 ½ years active duty
-US Coast Guard Reserve: served 18 years
-Last Reserve assignment: Commanding Officer, US Coast Guard Reserve Unit, Wilmington, North Carolina


-1961-67 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Claims Department
-1967-69 Assistant County Attorney, Guilford County, North Carolina
-1969-73 Assistant US Attorney, Middle District of North Carolina
-1973-77 Secretary, North Carolina Department of Revenue
-1979-83 Practiced law with Turner, Enochs & Sparrow, Greensboro, North Carolina

-1969, 1979-84 Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
-Nov. 6, 1984 Elected to US House of Representatives
-Member of the Committee on Judiciary -Chairman of Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
-Member of Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Professional Organizations
-Greensboro Bar Association
-North Carolina Bar Association
-North Carolina State Bar
-Guilford College Board of Visitors
-US Coast Guard Academy Board of Visitors

Clubs & Organizations
-Alamance Presbyterian Church -American Legion
-Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
-Lions Club
-Greensboro Scottish Rite 33° (Guilford Lodge No. 656)
-Sons of the American Revolution