Lucien Nedzi
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Lucien Nedzi
Lucien Nedzi
Lucien Nedzi-96th Congress (1979).jpeg
Nedzi from the Congressional pictorial directory, 1979
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 14th district

January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1981
Harold M. Ryan
Dennis Hertel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 1st district

November 7, 1961 - January 3, 1965
Thaddeus M. Machrowicz
John Conyers
Public Administrator of Wayne County, Michigan

January 1, 1955 - November 7, 1961[1]
Personal details
Lucien Norbert Nedzi

(1925-05-28) May 28, 1925 (age 97)
Hamtramck, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Margaret Garvey[2]
EducationUniversity of Michigan (BA)
University of Detroit (JD)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
United States Army Reserve
Years of service1944-1946 (active)
1946-1953 (reserve)
Battles/warsWorld War II
Korean War

Lucien Norbert Nedzi (born May 28, 1925) is an American attorney and politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1961 to 1981.

Early life and education

Nedzi was born in Hamtramck, Michigan, a city surrounded on all sides by Detroit. Nedzi is of Polish descent. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1943. In 1951, he earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit School of Law. He was admitted to the Michigan bar in January 1952. He later graduated from the National War College and Naval War College.[3]


Military service

From 1944 to 1946, he served in the United States Army during World War II as an infantryman in the Philippines, and in the Corps of Engineers in Japan. From 1946 to 1953, he was in the active United States Army Reserve, during which time he served in the Korean War.


He served as the public administrator of Wayne County, Michigan from 1955 to 1961.

Nedzi was elected as a Democrat from Michigan's 1st congressional district to the 87th United States Congress in a special election in 1961 to fill the vacancy left by resigning United States Representative Thaddeus M. Machrowicz. He was re-elected in the 1962 election and two years later he was elected from the 14th district and every two years after that until he declined to seek re-election in the 1980 election. In all, he served from November 7, 1961 to January 3, 1981.

Nedzi chaired the House Select Committee on Intelligence, known as the Nedzi Committee, from February 1975 until he controversially resigned in June. The committee's work was continued by the Pike Committee.[4] In addition, Nedzi chaired the Joint Committee on the Library from 1973 to 1979 and the Committee on House Administration from 1979 to 1981.

Personal life

Nedzi lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife Margaret, until her death on November 1, 2020.[5]


  1. ^ Hannan, Caryn (July 2, 1998). Michigan Biographical Dictionary: A-I. North American Book Dist LLC. ISBN 9780403098019 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b "Official congressional directory. 1979". HathiTrust.
  3. ^ "Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress - Retro Member details". Retrieved .
  4. ^ Lardner Jr., George (11 June 1975). "House Supports Nedzi" (PDF). Washington Post. Rockefeller Commission Item 11. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "Community deaths". Washington Post. Retrieved 2021.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 1st congressional district

November 7, 1961 - January 3, 1965
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 14th congressional district

January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1981
Succeeded by
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded byas Former US Representative Order of precedence of the United States
as Former US Representative
Succeeded byas Former US Representative

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