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Gary Mark Hoffard

Gary Mark Hoffard, American optometrist. Named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, 1985.


  • Hoffard, Gary Mark was born on May 5, 1948 in Foston, Minnesota, United States. Son of Mark Clinton and Regina (Striefel) Hoffard.

  • Education

    • Student, Bemidji State University, 1968. OD, South College Optometry, 1972. Postgraduate, University Minnesota, 1976.


    • Optometrist United States Army, Korea, 1972-1973, chief optometry clinic Indianapolis, 1973-1974. Private practice optometry Elk River, Minnesota, since 1974. Chief optometry clinic, United States Army Reserve, Fort Snelling, Minnesota, 1975-1977.

      Consultant Shire Home for Mentally Retarded, Elk River, since 1978.


    Den leader Boy Scouts American, Elk River, 1984-1986, committee chairman, since 1986. Served to captain United States Army, 1972-1974. Fellow American Academy Optometry.

    Member American Optometric Association, Minnesota Optometric Association, Metropolitan District Optometric Society, Elk River Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Junior Chamber of Commerce (vice president Ramsey club 1982-1985, named vice president of quarter 1985). Lodges: Knights of Columbus, Eagles.


    • Married Sheila Cray, April 8, 1978. Children: Justin, Davin, Cyndi, Brian, Angela.
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    Born March 5, 1948
    (age 69)