Allen E. Ertel, American politician, Died at 79

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Allen Edward Ertel was born on November 7, 1937, and died on November 19, 2015.

He was a Democratic politician, and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Allen was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1958, from the Thayer School of Engineering and Amos Tuck School of Business Administration in 1959, and from Yale Law School in 1965.

Allen 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.

Allen was a delegate to Democratic National Convention in 1972.

Allen 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, Allen unsuccessfully sought the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General in 1984, before returning to the practice of law in Williamsport.

Allen Ertel collapsed and died on November 19, 2015.

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