WILLIAM W. HOFFMAN
William W. Hoffman has gained a place among the able attorneys of Oakland and is enjoying a large and steadily
growing clientele. A native of Washington, he was born in Tacoma, February 2, 1893, a son of Andrew M. and Ella
F. (Wakefield) Hoffman. In 1908 the family came to Oakland, where the father engaged in the drug business to the
time of his retirement. He is now deceased while his widow still resides in this city.
William W. Hoffman attended the public schools of Petaluma, California, until graduated from high school and then
attended the night sessions of the Golden Gate Law College, being graduated in June, 1917, with the degree of Bachelor
of Law. He was admitted to the bar February 20, 1920, and in the following year engaged in the practice of his
profession in San Francisco, where he remained until 1926, when he returned to Oakland, where he has practiced
to the present time, having offices at 1409 Thirty fifth avenue. With a thorough knowledge of the law, of which
he is a close and constant student, he combines a soundness of judgment and a resourcefulness which have gained
for him a wide reputation as a sound and safe practitioner. He maintains a branch office in East Oakland in order
to conveniently care for his business in that part of the city.
Mr. Hoffman was united in marriage to Miss Esther C. Hastings, who was born in Watsonville, this state. He gives
his political support to the republican party and maintains a deep interest in public affairs, He is a member of
the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, the Woodmen of the World, the East Lake Kiwanis Club, the Fraternal Order
of Eagles, and the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. He is a lover of outdoor life, hiking being his favorite
form of recreation. His fine qualities and splendid personality have gained for him many warm friends and throughout
the community where he lives he is held in high regard.
History of Alameda County, California
BY: Frank Clinton Merritt
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill 1928
Alameda County, CA
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