Harold Giles Hoffman

Harold Giles Hoffman

Birth
South Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 4 Jun 1954 (aged 58)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial South Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 5989013 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, New Jersey Governor. During World War I, he served as a Captain in the 114th Regiment Infantry, U.S. Army. After the war, he entered politics serving as city treasurer of South Amboy, New Jersey, (1920-25) and as a member of the New Jersey House of Representatives, (1923-24). He also was Mayor of South Amboy, (1925-26) and elected as a Republican to the Seventieth and Seventy-first Congresses, serving (1927-31). Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was appointed motor vehicle commissioner of New Jersey, (1931-35). In 1935, he was elected as a Republican the 56th Governor of New Jersey, serving until 1938. After leaving office, he served as the executive director of the New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Commission, (1938-42). During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps, overseas. After the war, he was again executive director of the New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Commission, from 1946, until his death from a heart attack.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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HAROLD GILES HOFFMAN
NEW JERSEY
COLONEL US ARMY WORLD WAR I & II
FEB 7 1895 - JUNE 4 1954


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 5989013
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Giles Hoffman (7 Feb 1896–4 Jun 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5989013, citing Christ Church Cemetery, South Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .