Elmer Joseph Hoffman

Elmer Joseph Hoffman

Wheaton, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
Death 25 Jun 1976 (aged 76)
Wheaton, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
Burial Wheaton, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 16821960 · View Source
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US Congressman. He completed his education in the Wheaton public schools and the enlisted in the Army for service during World War I. He served in the Artillery in France and afterwards returned to Illinois to assist in operating the family farm. Hoffman also operated a trucking business, which he owned from 1919 to 1930. In 1930 he became a deputy in the DuPage County Sheriff's Department, serving until 1938, when he was elected Sheriff. Hoffman was Sheriff from 1939-1942, Chief Deputy Sheriff from 1943-1946, and Sheriff again from 1947 to 1950. He was an active Republican, and in 1949 began more than 20 years of service as DuPage County Republican Chairman. In 1951 and 1952 he was a Probation Officer in the DuPage County courts. Hoffman was elected State Treasurer in 1952, and reelected in 1956, serving from 1953 to 1958. In 1958 he was elected to the US House of Representatives and was reelected twice, serving from 1959 to 1965. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1964 and lived in retirement at his home in Wheaton.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elmer Joseph Hoffman (7 Jul 1899–25 Jun 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16821960, citing Saint Michaels Cemetery, Wheaton, DuPage County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .