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John Henry HOFFECKER

(1827-1900)

HOFFECKER, John Henry, (father of Walter Oakley Hoffecker), a Representative from Delaware; born at Mansion House, near Smyrna, Del., September 12, 1827; attended public and private schools; was graduated in civil engineering, and engaged in his profession in Smyrna in 1853; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1876 and 1884; member of the State house of representatives in 1888, and on January 1, 1889, was chosen speaker of the house; president of the town council in 1878 and served continuously by reelection until 1898; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1896; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1899, until his death in Smyrna, Del., June 16, 1900; interment in Glenwood Cemetery.

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

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