Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Hoffman, Eugene Augustus
HOFFMAN, EUGENE AUGUSTUS, an American clergyman; born in New York City in 1829. He was educated at Rutgers and Harvard colleges and the General Theological Seminary. After serving as rector in several churches in New York and Pennsylvania he was in 1879 appointed dean of the General Theological Seminary in New York. He was a man of great wealth and bestowed a large part of this on the seminary. His writings include “Free Churches” (1858); “The Eucharistic Week” (1893). He died in 1902.