Herbert Tenzer as born in New York City, November 1, 1905 and attended public schools. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1923 and the New York University School of Law in 1927. He was admitted to the bar in 1929 and commenced the practice of law in the same year. On January 1, 1937, he organized and became senior partner in a law firm in New York City.
He was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and Ninetieth Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1969). Tenzer was a resident of Lawrence, on Long Island, New York, until his death there on March 24, 1993.
Tenzer was a founder of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University. He was a member of the Board of Trustees (and later Chairman) when the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law was founded, and he was instrumental in the creation of the school.
Preceded by: Frank J. Becker U.S. Congressman, New York 5th District 1965-1969 Succeeded by: Allard K. Lowenstein