ERTEL, Allen Edward, (1937 - 2015)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

ERTEL, Allen Edward, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa., November 7, 1937; attended the public schools; B.A., Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. 1958; M.S., Thayer School of Engineering and Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1959; LL.B., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1965; admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1965 and commenced practice in Williamsport; United States Navy, 1959-1962; clerked for Chief Judge Caleb M. Wright, Federal District Court of Delaware, 1965-1966; Lycoming County, Pa., district attorney, 1968-1976; Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth, Ninety-sixth, and Ninety-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection, but was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1982; unsuccessful candidate for attorney general of Pennsylvania in 1984; died on November 19, 2015, in Williamsport, Pa.