Henry B. Coman




Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Third Department (Morrisville, Sixth District), August 2, 1907


Justice Henry B. Coman served on the Appellate Division for one day, August 2, 1907, in the place of absent Justice Cochrane. His designation to the Court was revoked August 7, 1907. He was born in Morrisville, Madison County, on December 8, 1858. He was educated at Morrisville Union School and Cazenovia Seminary. He read law with Henry Barclay and was admitted to practice in May 1880. For ten years thereafter, he was clerk of the Surrogate’s Court. In 1890, he began practicing law in Madison County. He served as a deputy Attorney General from 1889 to 1902. In 1905, he served as counsel to the Assembly judiciary committee during its investigation of charges against Warren B. Hooker, a Justice of the Supreme Court. Justice Coman himself later became a Supreme Court Justice. He died on January 10, 1912, in Oneida, Madison County, from typhoid fever.

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