Congressman Howard Coble (R-NC)

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Howard Coble, former Congressman North Carolina District 6

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John Howard “Howard” Coble

Congressman Coble was a member of the House of Representatives from January 3, 1985 until January 3, 2015.

He was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, on March 18, 1931. He died November 3, 2015 in Greensboro, North Carolina


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[2012 Bio] Personal
-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