Dennis Utter

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Dennis Utter
Member of the Nebraska Legislature
from the 33rd district
In office
Preceded by Carroll Burling
Succeeded by Les Seiler
Personal details
Born (1939-02-21)February 21, 1939
Wheatland, Wyoming, U.S.
Died December 27, 2011(2011-12-27) (aged 72)
Hastings, Nebraska, U.S.
Political party non-partisan

Dennis Utter (February 21, 1939 – December 27, 2011) was an American politician and a member of the unicameral Nebraska Legislature.


Dennis Utter was born on February 21, 1939 in Wheatland, Wyoming.[1]


Utter's hometown is Hastings, Nebraska.[1]


Utter was Presbyterian.[1]


Utter was married to Kathryn Preuit, and they had three children named Mark, Ward, and Denise.[1]


Utter received his education at the following institutions:


Utter was a member of the following organizations:

  • Board Member, Adams County Senior Servies
  • Past President, Kenesaw Community Club
  • Past President/Member, Kenesaw Public Schools Foundation
  • Board Member, Mary Lanning Health Care Foundation
  • Past President, Nebraska Bankers Association
  • Past Member, Nebraska Bankers Association/American Bankers Association
  • Past Member, University of Nebraska Medical Center Board of Councilors[1]

State legislature[edit]

Utter was elected in 2008 to represent the 33rd Nebraska legislative district. He was a member of the Banking, Commerce and Insurance committee, the Revenue committee, and Rules committees.[2] Utter was replaced by Hastings lawyer Les Seiler, who was sworn in on January 14, 2012, following the second week of the 2012 legislative session. [3]


Utter died in 2011 at the age of 72 from lung disease.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Dennis Utter's Biography". VoteSmart. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Les Seiler Sworn In As State Senator". 10/11 News. 2012-01-14. 
  4. ^ "Utter's work for Nebraska praised". Omaha World-Herald. 2011-12-28. 


Preceded by
Carroll Burling
Nebraska state senator – District 33
Succeeded by
Les Seiler