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Sandra Smith Gangle

Sandra Smith Gangle, American arbitrator, mediator. Bar: Oregon 1980(inactive, 2009). National Defense Education Act fellow, 1967.


  • Gangle, Sandra Smith was born on January 11, 1943 in Brockton, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Milton and Irene M. (Powers) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, College New Rochelle, 1964. Master of Arts, University Oregon. Juris Doctor, Willamette University, 1980.


    • Instructor French Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1968-1971, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 1971-1974. Instructor English as Second Language Chemeketa Community College, 1975-1979. Labor arbitrator, since 1980.

      Partner Depenbrock, Gangle & Greer, 1986-1996. Member Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Montana, California and Alaska Arbitration Panels. Member Financial Industry Regulatory Authority securities arbitration and mediation panel, 2000-2008, mediator employment business and disabilities disputes.

      Clinical professor Portland State University, 1981-1984. Consultant State Oregon, 1981. Land use hearings officer City of Keizer, Oregon, 1985-1991.

      Member mediation panel for disabilities issues Key Bridge Foundation, since 1995. Member United States Postal Service Redress mediation panel, since 2000.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Oregon 1980(inactive, 2009).


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Land-use chairman Faye Wright Neighborhood Association, Salem, 1983-1984. Member Civil Service Commission, Marion County Fire District, Salem, 1983-1989. Member United States Postal Service Expedited Arbitration Panel, 1984-1991.

    Member Salem Neighbor-to-Neighbor Mediation Panel, 1986-1991. Member labor arbitrator panel Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, since 1986. Member panel Prudential APCOM reviewers, 1999-2000.

    Court appointed arbitrator, mediator Marion, Polk & Yamhill Counties, 1996-2007. Member Marion County Circuit Court Dispute Resolution Commission, 1993-1995. Trustee Salem Peace Plaza, 1985-1997.

    Convenor Salem Peace Roundtable, 1995. Board directors Salem Young Women’s Christian Association, 1997-2002. Board directors Salem City Club, 1998-2003, president, 2001.

    Chair planning committee joint conference between Oregon Women Lawyers and Association Women Solicitors, 1998. Chair foreign policy study group Marion-Polk League of Women Voters, 2001-2005, president, 2006-2007, board directors, League of Women Voters Oregon, since 2007. Member American Arbitration Association (arbitrator/mediator), Association for Conflict Resolution (chapter co-president 1993-1994), Oregon State Bar Association (house delegations 2005-2009).


    • Married Eugene M. Gangle, December 21, 1968. Children: Melanie Jean, Jonathan Rocco.
    • father: Milton Smith
    • mother: Irene M. (Powers) Smith
    • spouse: Eugene M. Gangle
    • children: Melanie Jean Gangle
    • Jonathan Rocco Gangle
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    Born January 11, 1943
    (age 74)