Allen E. Ertel
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 17th district
January 3, 1977 - January 3, 1983
of Lycoming County
Allen Edward Ertel
November 7, 1937
|Died||November 19, 2015 (aged 78)|
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College (AB), (MS), (MBA)|
Yale Law School (LL.B.)
Allen Ertel was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He graduated with an AB from Dartmouth College in 1958, an MS from the Thayer School of Engineering and MBA from the Tuck School of Business in 1959, and a LL.B. Yale Law School in 1965. He served in the United States Navy from 1959 to 1962.
He clerked for Chief Judge Caleb Wright of the Federal District Court of Delaware from 1965 to 1966, and was the Lycoming County district attorney from 1967 to 1977. He was a delegate to Democratic National Convention in 1972.
Ertel was elected in 1976 as a Democrat to the 95th, 96th, and 97th Congresses. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1982, but was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania. After his unsuccessful run for governor, he unsuccessfully sought the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General in 1984, before returning to the practice of law in Williamsport.
Ertel died on November 19, 2015 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania after suddenly collapsing, aged 78. He was survived by his wife Catherine and their two children.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district
|Party political offices|
| Democratic nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania
| Democratic nominee for Attorney General of Pennsylvania