David Mark was born in Otukpo on April 18, 1948.
Mark and his wife Mrs Hellen Mark have children. He enjoys golf, tennis, and squash.
St Francis Catholic Practising School, Otukpo, 1956-61; Nigerian Military School, Zaria, 1962-66; Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna, 1967-70; School of Signals, Blandford,
United Kingdom, 1970; College of Military Engineering, Poona, Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow, 1971-75; Command Staff College, Jaji, 1978-79; National Defence University, Washington DC, 1990-91; Harvard University, Boston, 1991-92.
Commander 1 Division Headquarters & Signals, Kaduna; Commandant, School of Signals, Lagos; Staff Officer, Operations Headquarters & Signals Lagos; Sports Officer, Signal Brigade, Lagos; Faculty Director, National War College; General Staff Officer, Grade I Coordinate Command & Staff College, Jaji; Directing Staff Officer, Command and Staff College, Jaji; Commander, 3rd Marine Signals Division, Port-Harcourt; Brigade Major, Signal Brigade, Lagos; Director of Telecommunications, Army Headquarters, Lagos; Chairman, Abandoned Properties Implementation Commission; Military Governor, Niger State, 1984-86; Minister of Communications, 1987; self-imposed exile, 1993-98; Senator, Benue South, 1999-03; Senator, Benue South, 2003-07; Senator, Benue South, 2007 to date.
Senate of Nigeria
Mark was elected to his position as President of the Senate of Nigeria on June 6, 2007.
David Mark ran for re-election to the Senate for Benue South in April 2011 and was elected for a fourth term. David Mark noted that the polls pointed to his decisive victory, and called for his opponents to work together to improve Nigeria.