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Walter Oakley HOFFECKER

(1854-1934)

HOFFECKER, Walter Oakley, (son of John Henry Hoffecker), a Representative from Delaware; born near Smyrna, Kent County, Del., September 20, 1854; attended the public schools in Smyrna and was graduated from Smyrna Seminary in 1872; in September 1873 entered Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.; studied civil engineering and followed that profession; president of the Philadelphia & Smyrna Transportation Co.; engaged in the general insurance business in 1884; also engaged in the canning industry and in banking; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father and served from November 6, 1900, until March 3, 1901; was not a candidate for renomination in 1900; resumed business activities in Smyrna, Del.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1908; member of the State highway commission; died in Smyrna, Del., January 23, 1934; interment in Glenwood Cemetery.

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

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