Daniel Colgan – A New Hampshire Dairyman
Daniel Colgan is an expert competition law practitioner, offering advice in relation to complex multi-jurisdictional merger control proceedings and global cartel issues. A native English/German speaker, Daniel can advise clients on all aspects of EU and national competition law.
He’s well-known to thousands of NHPR listeners as the daily companion in studio and on air, and also heads the station’s on-air and production boards.
Early Life and Education
Dan Colgan was born and raised in Brunswick Maryland alongside his parents and two sisters. After attending college and serving in the military for a time, he went on to work in business before transitioning into politics. Today he resides with his wife and three children in McSherrystown.
He was recently diagnosed with heart valve disease, although its symptoms had remained non-symptomatic for most of his life until recently when they began impacting on daily activities. Not wanting to be limited by lifelong medication regimens, he explored alternative treatment solutions as soon as he found out he needed them.
Professor Colgan’s current scholarship focuses on the intersection between criminal legal systems, poverty and access to quality indigent defense counsel for criminal defendants. She is also an expert in juvenile justice.
Daniel is a partner at DLA Piper where he advises on complex competition law issues including multi-jurisdictional merger control proceedings and high profile global cartel matters. With 15+ years of experience, he is an authority in his field.
Dan is also a music professional and organist at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Olympia, WA, teaching both voice and organ privately as well as serving as former choir director and joining the American Guild of Organists membership.
Daniel was diagnosed with heart valve disease as a teenager. While remaining symptom-free until his mid-30s when told that the diseased valve needed replacing, Daniel wasn’t ready for lifelong medicines and explored alternative treatment options like TAVI. He found it ideal as an approach for him.
Achievement and Honors
Daniel Colgan works as the 2IC at Carl van Hallemond’s 316 hectare Mercer property milking 930 cows. He believes that giving staff responsibility is central to creating team culture, as well as contributing to improving the dairy industry through sharing best practice among peers.
Over the years, Dan’s distinctive New Hampshire accent was a familiar companion for thousands of listeners of NHPR. He served as past president of Washington County Chorus and taught music at Centralia College.
Dan is also an active Republican Party member and candidate, running for public office as Pennsylvania’s 33rd Senate District candidate, comprising Adams and York counties. He prioritizes local issues like school taxes, health insurance costs and development when making his decisions.
Listeners of New Hampshire Public Radio know Dan as “The Voice of New Hampshire”. Dan spent nearly two decades as the host for Concord-based NHPR station 207 North Main Street and 2 Pillsbury Street production boards respectively in Concord and our state capital of Concord respectively.
Dan enjoys various hobbies in his personal life, such as playing music (he is organist at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Olympia, WA), hiking and biking with Bazil the dog as companionship, as well as teaching private voice and organ lessons.
The papers of the Colgan-Bruner family include correspondence, financial records, legal documents, handwritten notes and newspaper clippings that provide genealogical data. Furthermore, this collection contains material pertaining to their relationship by marriage with that of President Harry S. Truman; ownership rights to these materials belong to the United States Government.
Colgan was charged with wire fraud for illegally increasing his salary and pension by engaging in a scheme to illegally boost them, serving a year in prison while repaying over $580,000 – although he asked a judge for permission to surrender after January 1 so he can spend Christmas Day with his family. Sam Zeff is a reporter at Kansas City Public Radio who covers education as well as co-hosting political podcast Statehouse Blend; writing for publications including Kansas City Star; living in Kansas City Missouri and followable via Twitter accounts @SamZEFF