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Herbert TENZER

(1905-1993)

TENZER, Herbert, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, November 1, 1905; attended public schools; graduated from New York University Law School in 1927; was admitted to the bar in 1929 and commenced the practice of law in the same year; January 1, 1937, organized and became senior partner in a law firm in New York City; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and Ninetieth Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1969); was not a candidate for reelection in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress; trustee of Yeshiva University; chairman, Nassau County board of ethics, 1969-1983; vice chairman, New York State special advisory committee on medical malpractice, 1975; chairman, New York State board of social welfare, 1977-1983; was a resident of Lawrence, Long Island, N.Y., until his death there on March 24, 1993.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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