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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.


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.