Thomas R. Langan was born in the Bronx in 1946 and has been practicing law in Peekskill, New York since 1980. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, earned an MBA from Pace University in 1972 and graduated from Fordham University Law School in 1978. He was admitted to the New York bar the following year, to the US Tax Court, and the US District Courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in 1984 and the United States Supreme Court in 1986. In 1981, he became a Certified Public Accountant in New York. A volunteer firefighter since 1974, he served on the Board of Fire Commissioners in the Pleasantville Fire District from 1986 to 2005 and was its Chairman from 1987 to 2005. He is a member of the Peekskill, Westchester County, New York State and American Bar Associations, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.