Dennis M. Hertel

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Dennis M. Hertel
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 14th district
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Lucien Nedzi
Succeeded by John Conyers
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 12th district
In office
Preceded by William B. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Succeeded by Curtis Hertel
Personal details
Born Dennis Mark Hertel
(1948-12-07) December 7, 1948 (age 68)
Detroit, Michigan
Alma mater Eastern Michigan University
Wayne State University
Profession lawyer

Dennis Mark Hertel (born December 7, 1948) is a former politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Hertel was born in Detroit, Michigan, where he attended the public schools, graduating from Denby High School in 1967. He received a B.A. from Eastern Michigan University in 1971 and a J.D. from Wayne State University in 1974. He was admitted to the Michigan bar in 1975 and commenced practice in Detroit. He served in the Michigan House of Representatives, 1975–1980, representing the 12th district.

Hertel was elected as a Democrat from Michigan's 14th congressional district to the 97th United States Congress and to the five succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1981 to January 3, 1993. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1992, primarily because his old district was split into four other districts which all had Democrat incumbents.

Since leaving the Congress he has practiced law with the firm of Johnson, Rosati, Galica, Labarge, Aseltyne, Sugameli & Field, P.C. Hertel is now a Senior Counselor with The Livingston Group in Washington, D.C.

He is a resident of Harper Woods, Michigan.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lucien N. Nedzi
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Conyers