MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin State Bar is reporting retired federal judge John Coffey passed away Saturday, November 10, at the age of 90.
Coffey served as a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice from 1978-1982, when President Reagan appointed him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit where he served for 30 years.
Coffey retired January 1, 2012. His career spanned nearly six decades and began with elected judicial positions on the Milwaukee Municipal court, Circuit Court and Wisconsin Supreme Court.
A native of Milwaukee, Coffey graduated from Marquette University Law School in 1948 after having served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. His love of country and anything Marquette inspired much charitable giving.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday in Milwaukee.
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