Edward “Ed” Coffman grew up in the small town of West Point, Virginia. After graduating from high school he worked at the local paper mill with other members of his family, including his father. When Coffman decided to attend college in 1962, he became the first in his family to do so.
Accounting Historians, Academy of
"Academy loses past president, life member, Edward N. Coffman,"
Accounting Historians Notebook: Vol. 37
, Article 1.
Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/aah_notebook/vol37/iss2/1