Akron, Ohio , United States
|| November 02, 1925
|Died||June 25, 1999
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|Info||Oliver Ocasek was an American politician of the Democratic party who served as President of the Ohio State Senate in the 1970s and 1980s. After the Democrats lost their majority in the Senate, Ocasek was replaced as party leader by Harry Meshel. |
In 1962 and 1968, Ocasek ran for a seat in the United States House of Representatives. He lost both times to Republican incumbent William H. Ayres.
Ocasek, Oliver (1925-1999) — of Northfield, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Bedford, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, November 2, 1925. Democrat. Candidate for Ohio state house of representatives, 1946; member of Ohio state senate, 1959-87; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 14th District, 1962, 1968, 1986 (primary); member of Ohio state board of education, 1993-98. Died, of cancer, at Hospice Care Center, Copley Township, Summit County, Ohio, June 25, 1999. Interment at Northfield Macedonia Cemetery, Northfield, Ohio.