HOFFMAN, Elmer Joseph

HOFFMAN, Elmer Joseph
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1899–1976

Biography

HOFFMAN, Elmer Joseph, a Representative from Illinois; born on a farm in Du Page County, near Wheaton, Ill., July 7, 1899; attended the public schools of Wheaton; enlisted in the Artillery Corps during the First World War and served in France; helped operate his father's farm as well as his own trucking firm 1919-1930; employed in Du Page County sheriff's office 1930-1938; sheriff of Du Page County 1939-1942; chief deputy sheriff 1943-1946; again sheriff 1947-1950; in 1951 was probation officer of Du Page County's circuit and county courts; elected State treasurer in 1952, reelected in 1956 and served until elected to Congress; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1965); was not a candidate for renomination in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; resided in Wheaton, Ill., where he died June 25, 1976; interment in St. Michael's Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division

Madison, WI
Papers: In the Swearing in of Illinois state officers, [sound recording] 1953, 2 disc recordings. A ceremony, Jan. 12, 1953, in which Supreme Court Justice Albert M. Crampton administered the oaths of office to Illinois state officers, including Treasurer Elmer J. Hoffman. The original disc recordings are now also available on tape.
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