Peleg Coffin, Jr.
) was an American
financier, insurer, and politician from Boston, Massachusetts
. He served in both houses of the state legislature
and represented Massachusetts
in the United States House of Representatives
from March 4
to March 3
Born in Nantucket, Massachusetts into a whaling family, his parents were Peleg and Elizabeth (Hussey) Coffin. His father was lost at sea a month after he was born. This early background led him to found and head the New England Marine Insurance Company.