Ogden Hoffman (1793-1856)
Oil on cardboard
Overall: 15 1/4 x 13 in. ( 38.7 x 33 cm )
The subject was the son of Josiah Ogden Hoffman of Newark, N.J., and his first wife, Mary (Colden) Hoffman of Orange County, New York. He studied law, was admitted to the New York bar, and became one of the leading criminal lawyers of the mid-19th century. He was twice elected to Congress (1838 and 1848) and served as state attorney general of New York.
Gift of William Wickham Hoffman
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