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Mary Rose OAKAR

(1940- )

OAKAR, Mary Rose, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, March 5, 1940; graduated from Lourdes Academy, Cleveland, Ohio, 1958; B.A., Ursuline College, Cleveland, Ohio, 1962; attended Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1963; M.A., John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1966; attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, England, 1964; attended Westham Adult College, Warwickshire, England, 1968; faculty member, Cuyahoga Community College, Cuyahoga, Ohio, 1968-1975; member, Cleveland, Ohio, city council, 1973-1976; Democratic State central committee, 1973-1975; alternate delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1976; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1993); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992; business executive; consultant; member of the Ohio state house of representatives, 2000-2002.

Bibliography

”Mary Rose Oakar” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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