Born: Jan­u­a­ry 27, 1825, Doyles­town, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 9, 1888, Tren­ton, New Jer­sey.

Hofford at­tend­ed Laf­ay­ette and Prince­ton, where he grad­u­at­ed in 1849. He stu­died the­ol­o­gy at the Prince­ton sem­in­a­ry for one year, and be­came prin­ci­pal of the Cam­den col­le­gi­ate in­sti­tute. While there, he or­ga­nized a church at Bev­er­ly, New Jer­sey, be­ing li­censed by the Pres­by­ter­y in Phil­a­del­phia in 1852. In 1855, he was or­dained an evan­gel­ist in Bur­ling­ton, New Jer­sey. In 1860, he be­gan teaching at the Tren­ton In­sti­tute, and in 1863 took charge of a mil­i­tary in­sti­tute at Al­len­town, Penn­syl­van­ia that was lat­er in­cor­po­rat­ed as Muhl­en­berg Coll­ege; he served there as a pro­fess­or and lat­er pre­si­dent. He taught and pas­tored at Cam­den and Bev­er­ly, New Jer­sey, and Doyles­town, Penn­syl­vania (1868-78), then be­came pas­tor at Mor­ris­ville, Penn­syl­van­ia.


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