Date of birth: April 3, 1948
Hon. Daniel Lang has made the Yukon his home for more than 50 years. Born in 1948 in Dawson Creek, BC, he moved with his family to Whitehorse where he completed high school, and later attended the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.
First elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in 1974, Senator Lang served 5 consecutive terms, retiring from the legislature in 1992. Over the course of his 18 years in elected office he was responsible for numerous Ministerial portfolios and later served in the opposition. Since 1992, Senator Lang has worked as a Sales Associate in the Yukon Real Estate industry. Active in community affairs, he is the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors for Yukon College. He was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2009.
Senator Lang has four children and three grandchildren, who reside in Whitehorse. He presently lives in Whitehorse with his wife Valerie Hodgson, a local artist.
Current Member of the following Senate committees
Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources
National Security and Defence