Martin Richard Hoffmann

MARTIN RICHARD HOFFMANN was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, on 20 April 1932; graduated from Princeton University, 1954; enlisted in the U.S. Army, 1954; was commissioned from Field Artillery Officer Candidate School, 1955; served with the 187th Regimental Combat Team and the 101st Airborne Division, 1955–1956; continued military service in the Army Reserve; married Margaret Ann McCabe; graduated from the University of Virginia Law School, 1961; served as law clerk for Judge Albert V. Bryan, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Alexandria, Virginia, 1961–1962; was assistant U.S. attorney, Washington, D.C., 1962–1965; was minority counsel, House Judiciary Committee, 1965–1966; served as legal counsel to Senator Charles H. Percy of Illinois, 1967–1969; was assistant general counsel and assistant secretary of University Computing Company, 1969–1971; was general counsel, Atomic Energy Commission, 1971–1973; was special assistant to the Secretary of Defense, 1973–1974; was general counsel of the Department of Defense, 1974–1975; served as Secretary of the Army, 5 August 1975–13 February 1977; under his direction the Army addressed the pervasive problems of post-Vietnam War readjustment, established a Privacy Review Board to act upon requests for access to records prompted by the Freedom of Information Act, and converted its operations to a new fiscal year basis; entered the private practice of law with the firm of Gardner, Carton & Douglas, 1977; became vice president and general counsel of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1989; is a member of the board of E-Systems, Inc.; is a trustee of the Association of the United States Army; served on the Secretary of Defense’s Commission on Base Realignment and Closure.

The Artist

Daniel Eugene Greene (1934– ) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, studied at the Art Academy there, then moved to New York City to study with Robert Brackman at the Art Students League and with Robert Philipp at the National Academy. A National Academician, he has won numerous awards during the last two decades, and his works are in the collections of public and private institutions and individuals around the country. His subjects include Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Governors Herbert Lehman and George Romney, Senators George Aiken and Spessard Holland, former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, and Astronaut Walter Schirra.


Portrait, Martin Richard Hoffmann

Ford Administration
By Daniel Eugene Greene
Oil on canvas, 43" x 35", 1977

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