L. Patrick Engel

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L. Patrick Engel (born 1932) was a Nebraska state senator from South Sioux City, Nebraska in the Nebraska Legislature and a retired insurance agent for State Farm Insurance.

Personal life[edit]

He was born on May 18, 1932, in South Sioux City, Nebraska and graduated from the South Sioux City Public Schools and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence officer. He is a former school board member of St. Michael's and South Sioux City, a member of the Knights of Columbus and of St. Michael's Church, and former Dakota county commissioner.

State legislature[edit]

He was appointed on Sept. 1, 1993 to replace Kurt Hohenstein. He was then elected to the seat in 1994 to represent the 17th Nebraska legislative district and reelected in 1996, 2000, and 2004. He sat on the Appropriations and the Legislative Performance Audit committees as well as chairs the Executive Board and the Reference committees .

Preceded by
Kurt Hohenstein
Nebraska state senator-District 17
Succeeded by
Robert Giese

See also[edit]


  1. "Nebraska Unicameral Legislature". Sen. L. Patrick Engel. Retrieved March 15, 2006.