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Born in Greensboro North Carolina, Representative Howard Coble received his history degree from Guilford College and his law degree from the University of North Carolina. He served in the North Carolina House from 1978 until 1984 also serving as Assistant U. S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina from 1969 until 1973. In 1984 Representative Coble was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and continues to serve. He is a member of the Committee on Judiciary, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property and member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. He is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Board of Visitors, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
Representative Coble, a Korean War Veteran, served on active duty with the United Stated Coast Guard for 5 ½ years. He then served 18 years with the Coast Guard Reserve. His last reserve assignment was as Commanding Officer, USCG Reserve Unit, Wilmington, NC. He retired from the Coast Guard Reserve as a captain (O-6).