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Ronald Hoffman, noted historian

Ronald Hoffman, noted historian

Ronald Hoffman, a history and American Revolutionary War scholar who edited the papers of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, died of progressive supranuclear palsy Sept. 4 at Williamsburg Landing in Williamsburg, Va. The former Northwest Baltimore resident was 77.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Hampden and later in Mount Washington, he was was the son of Dr. Emanuel Hoffman, a dentist who practiced on West 36th Street, and his wife, Ethel Lubin, a secretary.

Family members said that Dr. Hoffman often spoke warmly of his years at Public School 55 in Hampden, where he said he was the only Jewish student, and of his time spent at the Falls Road Enoch Pratt Free Library’s story...