|Member of the Nauruan Parliament
February 10, 1997 – May 5, 2003
|Preceded by||Ruby Dediya|
|Succeeded by||Marcus Stephen|
October 23, 2004 – December 15, 2004
|Preceded by||Remy Namaduk|
|Succeeded by||Cyril Buramen|
1 May 1943|
|Died||15 December 2004
Vassal attended school in the United States. He attended Skagit Valley College, Mt. Vernon, Wa., in the late 1960s. He continued his education in Portland, Oregon in the early 1970s.
Before entering a political career, which he did not do until he was aged in his mid-50s, Gadoengin had been working as a teacher.
Gadoengin was elected to parliament in 1997 winning the seat of Ruby Dediya and was re-elected in 2000. In 2003 he lost his seat to newcomer Marcus Stephen, but regained it after the 2004 snap elections.
Speaker of the Parliament of Nauru
- "Nauru's parliament speaker dies of a heart attack". Xinhua General News Service. 2004-12-16.
- "Nauru elects a new Speaker". Radio New Zealand International. January 7, 2005. Retrieved November 26, 2011.
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