Ben B. Coffey, Jr., a member of the AOU* since 1929, an Elective Member since 1950, and a Fellow since 1991, died in Memphis, Tennessee, 22 August 1993. He was 89. Born 28 April 1904, and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Ben attended Vanderbilt University and Armour (now Illinois) Institute of Technology, and was employed by the Tennessee Inspection Bureau as a fire protection and rating engineer.
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*American Ornithologists' Union