Clare Eugene HOFFMAN, Congress, MI (1875-1967)


HOFFMAN, Clare Eugene, a Representative from Michigan; born in Vicksburg, Union County, Pa., September 10, 1875; attended the public schools and was graduated from the law department of Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., in 1895; was admitted to the Michigan bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Allegan, Mich.; prosecuting attorney for Allegan County, Mich., 1904-1910; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1963); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments (Eightieth Congress), Committee on Government Operations (Eighty-third Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; retired to his home in Allegan, Mich., where he died November 3, 1967; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.


Walker, Donald Edwin. âThe Congressional Career of Clare E. Hoffman, 1935-63.â Ph.D. diss., Michigan State University, 1982.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present