Mr. Crangle received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Canisius College in 1955 and a Juris Doctor Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law in 1959. Mr. Crangle has been an integral part of the local, state and national political landscape for over four decades. Mr. Crangle was the Erie County Democratic Party Chair from 1965 to 1988 and the New York State Democratic Party Chair from 1971 to 1974. He served as a delegate to Democratic National Conventions from 1968 to 1992 and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee from 1972 to 1988. He has served as Chief of Staff and/or Special Counsel to four New York State Assembly Speakers; Chairman of the Erie County Water Authority; Special Counsel to an international commission and as counsel to a Native American Indian Nation. In addition to his work with the firm, Mr. Crangle currently serves as an on-air political commentator for local CBS affiliate, WIVB-TV. Mr. Crangle also was a Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York from 2000 to 2003; Chair, Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo from 1993 to 2003; and Chair, Board of Trustees of Timon-St. Jude High School. He was a Visiting Political Science Professor at Buffalo State College from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Crangle has received Distinguished Alumni Awards from the John Timon Society, Canisius College and the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.