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army officer

Hugh French Thomason Hoffman, American army officer.


Hoffman, Hugh French Thomason was born on November 27, 1896 in Van Buren, Arkansas, United States. Son of Bert and Dora (Thomason) Hoffman.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1918. Graduate Cavalry School, basic course, 1920, regular course, 1937, Command and General staff schedul, 1941.


Childdren—Hugh French Thomason, Richard Gurney. Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army 1918, advancing through grades-to major general, 1951. With Army of Occupation, Germany, 1919.

With 13th Cavalry, 1920-1924. Academic instructor United States Military Academy, 1924-1928. With 1st Cavalry, 1928-1931, 12th Cavalry, 1931-1936, 6th Cavalry, 1937-1940, 5th Cavalry (including Admiralties Campaign), 1940-1944.

Commanding 2d Cavalry Brigade (7th and 8th Cavalry), 1944-1945, Japan, 1945-1949. Commanded 1st Cavalry Division, Luzon, 1945. Chief of Staff, 4th United States Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, since 1949.

Address: Chief of Staff, Headquarters 4th Army, Fort Sam Houston, Tex.


Married Winifred Gurney, July 19, 1924.

Bert Hoffman

Dora (Thomason) Hoffman

Winifred Gurney