James Edward Hoffman was a native of Overisel, Michigan. He received an A.B. degree from Hope College in 1917. He graduated from New Brunswick Theological Seminary before being licensed by the Classis of New Brunswick and ordained by the Classis of Bergen in 1920. Later in life, he received a B.D. degree from Rutgers University in 1924 and an honorary D.D. degree from Hope College in 1948. After being ordained, Hoffman served as a pastor in the Reformed Church in America (RCA) for the congregation at First Reformed Church of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, from 1920-1944. He also served as the stated clerk of the RCA from 1943-1961, as well as the director of the department of audio-visual aids of the Reformed Church and director of the Reformed Church Emergency Fund. The collection includes biographical information, an undated slide presentation script titled “This Is Your Life: James E. Hoffman,” and a bound volume of letters from 1961 titled “With Appreciation to James E. Hoffman, D.D. from His Friends in the Reformed Church in America.”
Repository citation: Western Theological Seminary, "W02-1277. Hoffman, James E. (1893-1954). Papers, 1942-2000. 0.50 linear ft." (2020). Collection Registers and Abstracts. Paper 1731.
September 30, 2020.