John Jay Hoffman

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John Hoffman
Attorney General of New Jersey
Assumed office
June 10, 2013
Governor Chris Christie
Preceded by Jeff Chiesa
Personal details
Born (1965-08-23) August 23, 1965 (age 56)
Political party Republican
Alma mater Colgate University (B.A.)
Duke University (J.D.)

John Hoffman is the acting Attorney General of the State of New Jersey.[1][2] and is the longest acting Attorney General in the State's history.[3]


Hoffman was born August 23, 1965 to Judith and John A. Hoffman. Hoffman married Mary Jude Cox December 6, 2003. Their fathers, Stuart T. Cox and John A. Hoffman, worked together as partners of the law firm Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer in Woodbridge, NJ.[4]

Tenure as Acting Attorney General

He ascended to the position when Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa resigned on June 6, 2013, after Governor Chris Christie announced that he would appoint Chiesa to succeed recently deceased United States Senator Frank Lautenberg.[5] He is an Independent and attended Colgate University before getting his law degree at Duke University.

Hoffman will step down as Attorney General in March 2016 and become the general counsel of Rutgers University.[6]


Legal offices
Preceded by
Jeff Chiesa
Attorney General of New Jersey