Yang Zhengwu, male, Tujia nationality, is a native of Longshan, Hunan Province. He was born in 1941 and joined the CPC in 1949.
Yang spent more than 20 years serving in local CPC organizations in Hunan Province. He also served as a deputy magistrate for five years. In 1998 he became governor of Hunan Province.
Yang was an alternate member of the 12th CPC Central Committee, a member of the 13th CPC Central Committee and is a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee.