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Heman Leslie Hoffman

Heman Leslie Hoffman, American electronics executive. Member Electronic Industries Association (president 1955-1956, director), I.E.E.E., (senior), Southern California Symphony-Hollywood Bowl Association, Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Kappa Psi.

Background

  • Hoffman, Heman Leslie was born on December 23, 1905 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Heman L. and Flora A. (Selfe) Hoffman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Albion College, 1928, Doctor of Laws, 1961. Doctor of Laws, University Southern California, 1966.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Jane L. Production superintendent Sparton Radio Company, 1928-1929. Sales department Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, 1930-1936. Manufacturers representative electrical distributing, Portland, Oregon, 1937-1941.

      Acquired Mission Bell Radio Manufacturing Company, 1941, became Hoffman electronics corporation, proprietor-president, from 1941, Chairman of the Board, 1962-1971. Director Norris Industries, Inc., Los Angeles AMFAC, Inc., Honolulu. Trustee University of Southern California, Albion (Michigan) College, Boys’ Clubs Foundation Southern California.

      Nat. associate Boys’ Clubs American. Founder, member Music Center. Founding benefactor Los Angeles County Museum Art.

      Director Southern California Visitors Council, Huntington Institute Applied Medical Research. Board of mgrs. Silver Hill Foundation, New Canaan, Connecticut.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Electronic Industries Association (president 1955-1956, director), I.E.E.E., (senior), Southern California Symphony-Hollywood Bowl Association, Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Kappa Psi. Clubs: Hollywood Turf (director), California, Valley Hunt, San Gabriel Country.

    Connections

    • Married Frances E. Stevely, May 20, 1941.
    • father: Heman L. Hoffman
    • mother: Flora A. (Selfe) Hoffman
    • spouse: Frances E. Stevely
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    Born December 23, 1905
    Died June 23, 1971
    (aged 65)
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