Jacob Lincoln Coffman was the Mayor of Lawson 1919 – 1922. The 1921 election was won by 25 votes over V. W. Boen. He was the father of Ray R. Coffman who was mayor 1960-1966.
Jacob Lincoln Coffman was born August 16, 1865 in Lancaster, Ohio. He married Luca A. Wallace on November 28, 1888.
In 1898 Coffman became superintendent of schools of Lawson for five years. In 1903 he entered the hardware business which he operated in Lawson for 43 years until he retired at the age of 81 in 1946.
On January 14, 1957 he died and was buried in Lawson Cemetery.