He studied civil engineering and entered into that profession in 1853.
She had been a missionary in China from 1875 to 1878. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1876 and 1884. He was also president of the Smyrna town council from 1878 until 1898.
Elected to the State House in 1888, he served in the 1889/90 session and was chosen to be the Speaker.
He ran for Governor in 1896 as the candidate of the Union (Addicks) Republicans and the National Prohibition Party. However, enough votes went to the Regular Republican candidate, John C. Higgins, that the Democrat, Ebe West. Tunnell was elected.
Hoffecker was elected to the United States. House of Representatives in 1898, defeating incumbent Democratic United States. Representative L. Irving Handy. He served in the Republican majority in the 56th Congress.
During a visit home from the 1900 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, Hoffecker suffered a stroke and died.
He had served from March 4, 1899 until his death on June 16, 1900, during the administration of United States. President William McKinley. Hoffecker died at Smyrna and is buried there in the Glenwood Cemetery. His home Ivy Dale Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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He was a member of the Republican Party, who served as United States Representative from Delaware. Hoffecker was originally a member of the Whig Party, but like so many others, became a Republican in 1856. Members of the Delaware General Assembly take office the second Tuesday of January.