Hanger attended Ft. Defiance High School. Hanger received a B.S. in Management and Economics and an M.B.A. at James Madison University. He is a member of the Church of the Brethren.
In addition to serving as senator Hanger works in commercial real estate. Previously, Hanger served as a member of the House of Delegates from 1983-92 and a Captain in the Army/National Guard from 1972-83.
- Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
- Local Government
- Rehabilitation and Social Services
Hanger was born in Staunton, Virginia on August 2, 1948.
- Biography from the Virginia Legislature
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Sen. Hanger's website
- Campaign contributions:1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007