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Michael HOFFMAN

(1787-1848)

HOFFMAN, Michael, a Representative from New York; born in Half Moon, Saratoga County, N.Y., October 11, 1787; completed academic studies; studied medicine and law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Herkimer, Herkimer County, N.Y.; district attorney 1823-1825; elected to the Nineteenth Congress; reelected to the Twentieth Congress and reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1833); chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Twentieth through Twenty-second Congresses); judge of Herkimer County 1830-1833; canal commissioner of New York 1833-1835; register of the land office at Saginaw, Mich., in 1836; returned to Herkimer, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1841, 1842, and 1844; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1846; naval officer of New York City from May 3, 1845, until his death in Brooklyn, N.Y., September 27, 1848.

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

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