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  Ocasek, Oliver
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NameOliver Ocasek
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Akron, Ohio , United States
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Born November 02, 1925
DiedJune 25, 1999 (73 years)
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InfoOliver 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.

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  05/06/1986 OH District 14 - D Primary Lost 39.28% (-10.08%)
  11/05/1968 OH District 14 Lost 44.89% (-10.21%)
  05/07/1968 OH District 14 - D Primary Won 69.48% (+38.96%)
  11/06/1962 OH District 14 Lost 46.28% (-7.43%)
  05/08/1962 OH District 14 - D Primary Won 60.06% (+32.61%)
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OH US President - D Primary - Jun 03, 1980 D Jimmy Carter
OH US President - D Primary - May 02, 1972 DFL Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr.