Howard E

Sunday 21st November 1937

Howard E. Coffin, who founded the Hudson Motor Company along with Joseph L. Hudson in 1909, died from an accidental gunshot wound at Sea Island Beach in Georgia at the age of 64. Coffin was one of the founders of Hudson with Roy D. Chapin. A charter member of The Society of Automotive Engineers, he was their president in 1910. Coffin was one of the “dollar-a-year men”, serving as chairman of the Aircraft Board which organised aircraft production and industrial mobilization during World War I.

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