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Andrew Montgomery "Andy" Coats (born January 19, 1935) is an American politician.[2] A Democrat, he served as mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from 1983 to 1987. He attended the University of Oklahoma and is an attorney. From 1996 to 2010, he was the Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He is also a former president of the American College of Trial Lawyers. From 1976 to 1980, he was Oklahoma County District Attorney. In 1980, he unsuccessfully ran in the United States Senate election in Oklahoma, 1980 to replace Henry Bellmon. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2005.[3][4] His son, Sanford Coats has served as United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma since 2009.

Andy Coats
32nd Mayor of Oklahoma City
In office
April 13, 1983 – April 14, 1987
Preceded byPatience Latting
Succeeded byRon Norick
Personal details
Born (1935-01-19) January 19, 1935 (age 84)[1]
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Oklahoma


  1. ^ "Andy Coats". City of Oklahoma City. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Who's Who in the South and Southwest. Marquis Who's Who. 1999.
  3. ^ "Coats, Dean Andrew M." OU College of Law. Archived from the original on 2016-06-12. Retrieved 2016-06-19.
  4. ^ Buratti, Barbara (2010-12-01). "Andrew M. Coats: Trial Lawyer, Public Servant, Dean". Distinctly Oklahoma.