ROBERT EMMET COFER
Robert Emmet Cofer, professor of law,
died on February 15, 1944. He was 73.
Professor Cofer was born on September
20, 1870, in Nashville, Tennessee. He earned a law degree from the University
of Virginia in 1892.
Professor Cofer practiced law in Gainesville.
He also served as a state senator in the Texas Legislature from 1908
to 1911. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin
in 1911. He resigned his position in1921, when he returned to private
practice with Cofer and Cofer.
Professor Cofer was a member of the
American Bar Association and the Texas Bar Association.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa
Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on January
18, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker
Texas History Center.