Here he is, Frederick Bayard Hoffmann (with me on the right). He is my father, and many other things. The fourth of four boys, he was born in and has always lived in Springfield, IL. There is something very sick about that. Oh well. He went to Swarthmore College for a while, then to the University of Chicago, where they saw fit to award him a Ph.B.. No, that is not a misprint, it stands for bachelor of philosophy. After that he went to law school. That was about all that he could do, since both of his parents are lawyers. For a long time he was in practice with his parents, but now he is with a larger firm.

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