Elmer Joseph HOFFMAN, Congress, IL (1899-1976)


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.

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