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Martin Richard Hoffmann

Martin Richard Hoffmann
Martin Richard Hoffmann
12th United States Secretary of the Army
In office
August 5, 1975 – February 13, 1977
President Gerald R. Ford
Personal details
Born (1932-04-20)April 20, 1932
Stockbridge, Massachusetts[1]
Died July 14, 2014(2014-07-14) (aged 82)
Warrenton, Virginia
Spouse(s) Margaret Ann McCabe (1961)
Alma mater Princeton University (1954)

Martin Richard Hoffmann (April 20, 1932 – July 14, 2014) was a U.S. administrator. He served as the United States Secretary of the Army between 1975 and 1977.[2][3]


  • Early life 1
  • Government career 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Early life

Martin was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, on April 20, 1932.[1]

US Army (Enlisted) Active Duty - (07 September 1954 to 28 November 1955); Rank at separation to accept commission: Sergeant.

US Army (Officer) Active Duty - (29 November 1955 to 29 May 1958); Rank at release from active duty: 1st Lieutenant.

US Army (Officer) Reserve until 22 October 1975; Major at discharge.

Government career

Hoffmann served as general counsel of the Department of Defense, 1974 - 75. He was appointed as Secretary of the Army from August 5, 1975 until February 13, 1977.[1]

He died of cancer in 2014.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Bell, William Gardner (1992). ""Martin Richard Hoffmann"". Secretaries of War and Secretaries of the Army: Portraits and Biographical Sketches.  
  2. ^ Langer, Emily (2014-07-23). "Martin R. Hoffmann dies; Army secretary helped guide academy through scandal". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
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External links

Government offices
Preceded by
Howard H. Callaway
United States Secretary of the Army
August 1975 – January 1977
Succeeded by
Clifford L. Alexander, Jr.

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