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Order of the Coif

FRATERNAL HONOR SOCIETY

National honor society for law school graduates.

Founded in 1907 at Northwestern University School of Law.

Official Website:
http://www.orderofthecoif.org/

Founding Date:
1907

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bruce Ackerman
Scholar
19-Aug-1943   We the People
Ann Althouse
Blogger
12-Jan-1951   Political blogger, legal scholar
Robert B. Anderson
Government
4-Jun-1910 14-Aug-1989 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1957-61
Stephen H. Anderson
Judge
12-Jan-1932   10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985-2001
E. William Barnett
Attorney
c. 1934   Managing Partner, Baker Botts, 1984-98
Samuel W. Bartholomew, Jr.
Attorney
6-Jul-1944   Partner, Adams and Reese
Lynne A. Battaglia
Judge
14-Apr-1946   Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals
Gregory Baylor
Religion
c. 1965   Christian Legal Society
Griffin Bell
Government
31-Oct-1918 5-Jan-2009 US Attorney General, 1977-79
Buford P. Berry
Business
c. 1936   Of Counsel, Thompson & Knight
Harry Blackmun
Judge
12-Nov-1908 4-Mar-1999 US Supreme Court Justice, 1970-94
Scott Bloch
Government
c. 1958   Office of Special Counsel, 2004-08
Danny J. Boggs
Judge
23-Oct-1944   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Stephen G. Bradbury
Government
1958   Acting head, Office of Legal Counsel, 2004-09
Sophonisba Breckinridge
Activist
1-Apr-1866 30-Jul-1948 Suffragette and abolitionist
William J. Brennan
Judge
25-Apr-1906 24-Jul-1997 US Supreme Court Justice, 1956-90
John W. Bricker
Politician
6-Sep-1893 22-Mar-1986 Governor of Ohio, 1939-45
Herbert Brownell, Jr.
Government
20-Feb-1904 1-May-1996 US Attorney General, 1953-57
Chauncey H. Browning, Jr.
Attorney
21-Nov-1934 1-Jan-2010 Attorney General of West Virginia, 1969-85
Warren Burger
Judge
17-Sep-1907 25-Jun-1995 US Chief Justice, 1969-86
Pascal F. Calogero, Jr.
Judge
9-Nov-1931   Louisiana Chief Justice
Michael E. Campbell
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Arch Chemicals
William C. Canby, Jr.
Judge
22-May-1931   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1980-96
James H. Carter
Judge
18-Jan-1935   Justice, Iowa Supreme Court, 1982-2006
Warren Christopher
Government
27-Oct-1925 18-Mar-2011 US Secretary of State, 1993-97
Benjamin R. Civiletti
Attorney
17-Jul-1935   US Attorney General, 1979-81
Bert T. Combs
Politician
13-Aug-1911 4-Dec-1991 Governor of Kentucky, 1959-63
James Connaughton
Government
?   Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality
Jeffrey Connaughton
Attorney
c. 1959   Lobbyist, Quinn Gillespie
Richard Cordray
Government
3-May-1959   Acting Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Archibald Cox
Government
17-May-1912 29-May-2004 Target of Watergate Saturday Night Massacre
Charles M. Dale
Politician
8-Mar-1893 28-Sep-1978 Governor of New Hampshire, 1945-49
W. Eugene Davis
Judge
18-Aug-1936   5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Robert E. Dineen, Jr.
Attorney
1940   Former Partner, Shearman & Sterling
Forrest C. Donnell
Politician
20-Aug-1884 3-Mar-1980 Governor and Senator from Missouri
Robert A. DuPuy
Attorney
c. 1946   President of Major League Baseball, 2002-10
Frank H. Easterbrook
Judge
3-Sep-1948   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
David M. Ebel
Judge
3-Jun-1940   10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1988-2006
Allison H. Eid
Judge
1965   Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Richard A. Epstein
Scholar
17-Apr-1943   Takings
Daniel A. Farber
Educator
16-Jul-1950   Retained by the People
Joseph Jerome Farris
Judge
4-Mar-1930   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-95
John D. Feerick
Attorney
12-Jul-1936   Dean of Fordham Law, 1982-2002
Ferdinand F. Fernandez
Judge
29-May-1937   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1989-2002
Betty B. Fletcher
Judge
29-Mar-1923   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-98
Abe Fortas
Judge
19-Jun-1910 5-Apr-1982 US Supreme Court Justice, 1965-69
Julia S. Gibbons
Judge
23-Dec-1950   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Lorie Skjerven Gildea
Judge
c. 1961   Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
Douglas H. Ginsburg
Judge
25-May-1946   US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Judge
15-Mar-1933   US Supreme Court Justice
Wilford D. Godbold, Jr.
Business
c. 1939   CEO of ZERO Corporation, 1984-98
Carte Goodwin
Politician
27-Feb-1974   US Senator from West Virginia
Michael W. Grebe
Attorney
c. 1941   President of the Bradley Foundation
Savannah Guthrie
Journalist
27-Dec-1971   NBC News Chief Legal Analyst
John D. Hardy, Jr.
Attorney
c. 1944   O'Melveny & Myers
Nathan L. Hecht
Judge
15-Aug-1949   Justice, Texas Supreme Court
Hugh Hewitt
Radio Personality
22-Feb-1956   Conservative talk radio show
Roderick M. Hills
Politician
9-Mar-1931   SEC Chairman, 1975-77
Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr.
Judge
15-Dec-1944   Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
J. Gorman Houston, Jr.
Judge
11-Mar-1933   Justice, AL Supreme Court, 1985-2005
Frank M. Hull
Judge
9-Dec-1948   11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Gary N. Jacobs
Business
12-Jul-1945   General Counsel for MGM Mirage
Phil Johnson
Judge
c. 1943   Justice, Texas Supreme Court
Tim Johnson
Politician
23-Jul-1946   Congressman, Illinois 15th
Edith H. Jones
Judge
7-Apr-1949   5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Raymond M. Kethledge
Judge
11-Dec-1966   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Robert B. King
Judge
29-Jan-1940   4th Circuit Court of Appeals
Louis A. Lavorato
Judge
29-Sep-1934   Iowa Chief Justice, 2000-06
Edward H. Levi
Government
26-Jun-1911 7-Mar-2000 US Attorney General, 1975-77
Rush Hudson Limbaugh
Politician
27-Sep-1891 8-Apr-1996 Rush's grandfather
Sol Linowitz
Business
17-Dec-1913 18-Mar-2005 Negotiated return of the Panama Canal
James K. Logan
Judge
21-Aug-1929   10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1977-94
Russell Long
Politician
3-Nov-1918 9-May-2003 US Senator from Louisiana, 1948-87
Wendy E. Long
Activist
c. 1960   Judicial Confirmation Network
Carlos F. Lucero
Judge
23-Nov-1940   10th Circuit Court of Appeals
Deborah Platt Majoras
Government
1963   FTC chairwoman
Daniel Marcus
Attorney
5-Jan-1941   Wilmer Cutler & Pickering
Thomas P. Marinis
Attorney
31-May-1943   Vinson & Elkins
William C. Marland
Politician
26-Mar-1918 26-Nov-1965 Governor of West Virginia, 1953-57
Thurgood Marshall
Judge
2-Jul-1908 24-Jan-1993 First black US Supreme Court justice
Thomas E. Martin
Politician
18-Jan-1893 27-Jun-1971 US Senator from Iowa, 1955-61
Alex J. Martinez
Judge
19-Apr-1951   Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Theodore A. Mathas
Business
c. 1967   President of New York Life
Monroe G. McKay
Judge
30-May-1928   10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1977-93
Theodore A. McKee
Judge
5-Jun-1947   3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
Walter L. Metcalfe, Jr.
Attorney
c. 1938   CEO of Bryan Cave LLP, 1994-2004
Jody Miller
Business
c. 1959   The Business Talent Group
Diana E. Murphy
Judge
4-Jan-1934   8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Gene R. Nichol
Educator
c. 1951   President, William and Mary, 2005-07
Richard M. Nixon
Head of State
9-Jan-1913 22-Apr-1994 37th US President, 1969-74
Lawrence M. Noble
Attorney
c. 1951   FEC General Counsel, 1987-2000
Sandra Day O'Connor
Judge
26-Mar-1930   US Supreme Court Justice, 1981-2006
John E. O'Neill
Activist
19-Feb-1946   Longtime John Kerry antagonist
Ted Olson
Government
11-Sep-1940   US Solicitor General, 2001-04
Marian P. Opala
Judge
20-Jan-1921 11-Oct-2010 Justice, Oklahoma Supreme Court, 1978-2010
Barbara J. Pariente
Judge
24-Dec-1948   Justice, Florida Supreme Court
Trevor Potter
Attorney
24-Oct-1955   FEC Commissioner, 1991-95
Robert A. Profusek
Business
c. 1950   Partner, Jones Day
James W. Rawlings
Business
12-Oct-1929   President of Union Carbide South Africa, 1979-86
William Rehnquist
Judge
1-Oct-1924 3-Sep-2005 US Chief Justice, 1986-2005
Stephen Reinhardt
Judge
27-Mar-1931   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Charles B. Renfrew
Attorney
31-Oct-1928   Deputy US Attorney General, 1980-81
William Bradford Reynolds
Government
21-Jun-1942   Reagan administration
William J. Riley
Judge
11-Mar-1947   8th Circuit Court of Appeals
John M. Rogers
Judge
26-Jun-1948   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
William P. Rogers
Government
23-Jun-1913 2-Jan-2001 US Secretary of State, 1969-73
John V. Roos
Attorney
14-Feb-1955   US Ambassador to Japan
John W. Rowe
Business
c. 1945   President and CEO of Exelon
Harold Frend See, Jr.
Judge
7-Nov-1943   Justice, Alabama Supreme Court
David B. Sentelle
Judge
12-Feb-1943   US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
Jerome J. Shestack
Attorney
11-Feb-1923 18-Aug-2011 Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis
Dolores K. Sloviter
Judge
5-Sep-1932   3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
Joseph T. Sneed
Judge
21-Jul-1920 9-Feb-2008 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1973-87
Ted Sorensen
Attorney
8-May-1928 31-Oct-2010 Aide to JFK
Ken Starr
Government
21-Jul-1946   Special Prosecutor, Clinton's impeachment
Thomas C. Stevens
Attorney
c. 1949   Vice Chairman of KeyCorp
Russ M. Strobel
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Nicor
Deanell Reece Tacha
Judge
26-Jan-1946   10th Circuit Court of Appeals
Myles Tanenbaum
Business
28-Jun-1930   Real Estate developer
Larry E. Temple
Attorney
26-Dec-1935   President, LBJ Foundation
Marsha K. Ternus
Judge
30-May-1951   Iowa Chief Justice
Allan R. Tessler
Business
c. 1936   Epoch Investment Partners
Lizanne Thomas
Attorney
c. 1957   Partner, Jones Day
Vernon W. Thomson
Politician
5-Nov-1905 2-Apr-1988 Governor of Wisconsin, 1957-59
Jean Hoefer Toal
Judge
11-Aug-1943   South Carolina Chief Justice
Timothy Tomlinson
Business
14-Feb-1950   Former Partner, Tomlinson Zisko
Martha Lee Walters
Judge
1950   Justice, Oregon Supreme Court
Kim M. Wardlaw
Judge
2-Jul-1954   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Elizabeth A. Weaver
Judge
c. 1940   Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
William Webster
Government
6-Mar-1924   FBI Director 1978-87, CIA Director 1987-91
John Giffen Weinmann
Attorney
29-Aug-1928   White House Chief of Protocol, 1991-93
Kathryn M. Werdegar
Judge
1936   Justice, California Supreme Court
Benson K. Whitney
Diplomat
1956   US Ambassador to Norway
Jacques L. Wiener, Jr.
Judge
2-Oct-1934   5th Circuit Court of Appeals
David Wiggins
Judge
c. 1951   Justice, Iowa Supreme Court
G. Mennen Williams
Politician
23-Feb-1911 2-Feb-1988 Governor of Michigan, 1949-61
Jay S. Wintrob
Business
1958   CEO, AIG Retirement Services
Werner F. Wolfen
Attorney
15-May-1930   Former Partner, Irell & Manella
Diane P. Wood
Judge
4-Jul-1950   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Donald R. Wright
Judge
2-Feb-1907 21-Mar-1985 California Chief Justice, 1970-77
Michael W. Wright
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Supervalu, 1981-2001
Clayton K. Yeutter
Government
10-Dec-1930   US Secretary of Agriculture, 1989-91


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