Dan Meyer (Wisconsin politician)

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Dan Meyer
Wisconsin Secretary of Natural Resources
In office
Preceded byCathy Stepp
Succeeded byPreston Cole
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 34th district
In office
January 5, 1999 – January 7, 2013
Preceded byJoe Handrick
Succeeded byRob Swearingen
Personal details
Born (1949-01-01) January 1, 1949 (age 72)
Neenah, Wisconsin
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceEagle River, Wisconsin
Alma materUW-Oshkosh

Dan Meyer (January 1, 1949) is a Wisconsin Republican politician, legislator, and businessman. In 2017, Meyer was appointed Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources by Governor Scott Walker.[1]

Born in Neenah, Wisconsin, Meyer graduated from Neenah High School and the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh; and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era. Meyer was the director of the Eagle River, Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce and was mayor of Eagle River from 1997-2001. He served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1999 until his retirement from the legislature in 2013.[2] During his time in the legislature, Meyer was a member of the Natural Resources committee, Veterans and Military Affairs committee and the Joint Committee on Finance.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Lee Bergquist. "Former GOP legislator Dan Meyer named new Wisconsin DNR secretary". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "Secretary and Executive Team". Department of Natural Resources. State of Wisconsin. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  3. ^ Wisconsin State Legislature
  4. ^ Dan Meyer, Wisconsin Historical Society
  5. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 2011-2012,' Biographical Sketch of Dan Meyer, pg. 43