J.S. George A. Coffey



George A. Coffey was elected to the State Senate from Kowa in 1910. In just one session, he authorized bills creating the State Board of Education and created more bills for state education that any other person.

Coffey was the only person to be superintendent of two State Schools of Agriculture at one time. In 1915, he was appointed superintendent of Haskell State School of Agriculture in Broken Arrow and in 1917 he was also appointed superintendent of Connors State School of Agriculture. He traveled between schools by train and car until Governor John Williams closed Haskell because the maintenance fund was vetoed in 1917. Haskell was combined with CSSA in 1918.

In 1936, Coffey was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. After serving in the legislature, Coffey moved back to the Warner area and taught math in the local public schools until his retirement.