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Daniel Lang (Ontario politician)

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The Hon.
Daniel Aiken Lang
Senator for South York, Ontario
In office
1964–1994
Appointed by Lester B. Pearson
Personal details
Born (1919-06-13)June 13, 1919
Toronto, Ontario
Died December 1, 1997(1997-12-01) (aged 78)
Political party Liberal
Committees Chair, Special Committee on the Role of the Senate (1968-1969)

Daniel "Dan" Aiken Lang (June 13, 1919 – December 1, 1997) was a Canadian senator.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Daniel Webster Lang who co-founded the law firm of Lang Michener, Lang attended Upper Canada College, University of Trinity College, and Osgoode Hall Law School. During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. After the war, he joined his father's law firm and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1947. He practiced corporate and tax law. From 1957 to 1961, he was a councillor in Forest Hill, Ontario. He served as federal campaign chairman in 1962 and 1963 for the Liberal Party.

He was summoned to the Senate of Canada for the Ontario senatorial division of South York on the advice of Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson in 1964. A Liberal, he served until his mandatory retirement in 1994. In 1986, he left the Liberal caucus and choose to sit as an independent. He was a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce from 1964 to 1983.

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  • Daniel Lang (Ontario politician) – Parliament of Canada biography
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