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Elmer Joseph Hoffman (July 7, 1899 – June 25, 1976) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Elmer J. Hoffman
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 14th district
In office
January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1965
Preceded byRussell W. Keeney
Succeeded byJohn N. Erlenborn
57th and 59th Treasurer of Illinois
In office
January 14, 1957 – January 3, 1959
GovernorWilliam G. Stratton
Preceded byWarren Wright
Succeeded byJoseph D. Lohman
In office
January 12, 1953 – January 10, 1955
GovernorWilliam G. Stratton
Otto Kerner, Jr.
Preceded byWilliam G. Stratton
Succeeded byWarren Wright
Personal details
Elmer Joseph Hoffman

(1899-07-07)July 7, 1899
DuPage, Illinois, U.S.
DiedJune 25, 1976(1976-06-25) (aged 76)
Wheaton, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
UnitField Artillery Corps
Battles/warsWorld War I

Born on a farm in Du Page County, near Wheaton, Illinois, Hoffman attended the public schools of Wheaton. He enlisted in the Artillery Corps during the First World War and served in France. After the war, he helped operate his father's farm as well as his own trucking firm 1919-1930. He was employed in Du Page County sheriff's office 1930-1938. He was sheriff of Du Page County in 1939-1942. He served as chief deputy sheriff 1943-1946, and then became sheriff again, 1947-1950. In 1951 he was a probation officer of Du Page County's circuit and county courts.

Hoffman was elected State treasurer in 1952, reelected in 1956 and served until elected to Congress.

Hoffman was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1965). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress.

Hoffman resided in Wheaton, Illinois, where he died June 25, 1976. He was interred in St. Michael's Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Elmer J. Hoffman (id: H000684)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Political offices
Preceded by
William Stratton
Treasurer of Illinois
Succeeded by
Warren Wright
Preceded by
Warren Wright
Treasurer of Illinois
Succeeded by
Joseph D. Lohman
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Russell W. Keeney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
John N. Erlenborn

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