Arthur Hoffmann (politician)
Hoffmann was the son of Karl Hoffmann (1820–1895), who declined his election to the Swiss Federal Council in 1881.
Arthur Hoffmann was elected to the Federal Council on 4 April 1911 and resigned on 19 June 1917 as a result of the Grimm–Hoffmann Affair which seriously questioned Switzerland's neutrality during World War I.
He was affiliated to the Free Democratic Party.
During Hoffmann's office time he held the following departments:
- Department of Justice and Police (1911)
- Military Department (1912–1913)
- Political Department (1914–1917)
Hoffmann was President of the Confederation in 1914.
- Arthur Hoffmann (politician) in the Dodis database of the Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland
- Profile of Arthur Hoffmann with election results on the website of the Swiss Federal Council.
- Arthur Hoffmann (politician) in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.