Katherine B. Hoffman

chemist and academic administrator

Katherine "Kitty" Marie Blood Hoffman (August 1, 1914 – July 18, 2020) was an American chemist and academic administrator.[1] When she retired from Florida State University, the chemistry department named a laboratory building in her honor. It was dedicated to her again in 2018.[2] Hoffman was awarded an honorary doctorate by Florida State University in 2007.[3][4]

Katherine B. Hoffman
Born(1914-08-01)1 August 1914
Died18 July 2020(2020-07-18) (aged 105)
Occupationchemist and academic administrator

Hoffman died in Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare on 18 July 2020, aged 105 of COVID-19.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Traub, Alex (July 29, 2020). "Katherine Hoffman, 'Eternal' Florida State Figure, Dies at 105" – via NYTimes.com.
  2. Dobson, Bryan (July 21, 2020). "COVID-19 claims life of retired FSU professor Katherine 'Kitty' Hoffman". Tallahassee Democrat.
  3. Fairhurt, Libby (September 19, 2007). "FSU to confer honorary doctorate on legendary Professor Emerita Kitty Hoffman". FSU News. Florida State University. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  4. Ensley, Gerald (September 19, 2007). "A Modest Legend: Kitty Hoffman to be Presented with an Honorary PhD". Tallahassee Democrat. Retrieved August 3, 2020.