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Richard William HOFFMAN

(1893-1975)

HOFFMAN, Richard William, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., December 23, 1893; veteran of the First World War; engaged in the printing and publishing business; owned and operated radio stations in Chicago, Ill.; president of the board of education of J. Sterling Morton High School and Junior College 1933-1936 and 1939-1948; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1957); was not a candidate for renomination in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress; resumed former business activities; resided in Riverside, Ill.; died in Maywood, Ill., July 6, 1975; interment in Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill.

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

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