Congressman Coble, Former Chair of House IP Subcommittee: 1931-2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Former Congressman Howard Coble of North Carolina has passed away at the age of 84.
Many of our members knew and worked with Representative Coble during his 30 years in Congress. He represented the 6th District of North Carolina from 1985 until this past January and served on the Judiciary Committee. Representative Coble, who had a strong interest in intellectual property issues, chaired the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet for a number of years. He was a familiar face to those who attended or watched the copyright review hearings in 2013 and 2014.
MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd said about the passing of Representative Coble:
Throughout his tenure, not only was Congressman Howard Coble known for his gentle soul and good humor, but he also built a long legacy of strong leadership, standing up for the rights of creators. Filmmakers, musicians, artists and the entire creative community hold deep admiration and respect for his distinct and committed public service. He will be sorely missed.
Some news stories about Representative Coble's life and passing: