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Document Details


Title: F. Nordy Hoffman
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: U.S. Congress. Senate. Historical Office
Collection: Senate Oral History Project
Series: Item 4 of Series F. Nordy Hoffman
Description: A former Notre Dame football player under coach Knute Rockne, Nordy Hoffmann looked like a Sergeant at Arms. During the 1930s he had been an aide to Philip Murray, president of the United Steelworkers of America and head of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). Murray sent Hoffmann to Washington to reorganize lobbying efforts for the Steelworkers. His activities as a lobbyist and his fund raising for Democratic congressional candidates led to his appointment to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 1967. As a result of the associations he made during those years, Hoffmann was elected Senate Sergeant at Arms in 1975, which placed him in charge of Senate security, protocol, computers and numerous other essential services.
Extent: 24 pages
URL: http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/Hoffmann_interview_4.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: 1950
Speaker: Hoffman, F. Nordy, 1909-1996
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 19-Dec-1909
Speaker place of birth: Seattle, WA; Washington; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Government employee
Age at speaking: 79
Document date: 16-Aug-1988
Interviewer: Ritchie, Donald A.
People discussed: JFK; John Fitzgerald Kennedy; Kennedy, John F.; Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963
Organizations discussed: Democratic Party, US; U.S. Congress. Senate; White House, Washington, DC
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Democratic Party, US; District of Columbia; JFK; John Fitzgerald Kennedy; Kennedy, John F.; Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963; North America; Oral history; Political campaigns--United States; Political science--United States; Presidents--Election; U.S. Congress. Senate; United States; United States--Officials and employees; United States--Politics and government; White House, Washington, DC
Topics discussed - Other terms: Sargeant at Arms
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022086-23010