Barbara (Barbara) Ward Cooper (D-86)

State Representative Barbara Cooper

Barbara (Barbara) Ward Cooper (D-86)
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Capitol: 615.741.4295
FAX: 615.253.0327
District: 901.578.7002
Suite 410 Cordell Hull Building 425 Rep. John Lewis Way North
Nashville, TN 37243
668 Birthstone Avenue
Memphis, TN 38109
Residence:Memphis, TN

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Born on August 4, 1929 Widow, three children, three grandchilden, three great-grandchildren Catholic Retired Educator, Community Relations Specialist and Parent Coordinator Graduate of Manassas High School, Memphis, TN B.S. and Master's Degree in Education, Tennessee State University Ph.D., Religious Philosophy and Christian Psychology, Jacksonville Theological Seminary M.Ed., Tennessee State University 45 Hours Post Graduate, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Tennessee House Member of the 100th through 111th General Assemblies Former Chair, Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators Memphis Cotton Makers' Jubilee Bi-Centennial Ball MLK50 W. C. Handy Park Southbrook Center Project Super Learning Class Books and Breakfast Education Leadership Council Shelby County Democratic Women Social Action Committee (St. Augustine Church) Co-Convener, African American People's Organization NAACP Former Member, District 86 Advisory Council- SDNSC (Southwest,Downtown, Northwest, Shelby County Council) Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Past President, Tennessee Community Education Association Tennessee State University Women in Government Former Member, Shelby County Democratic Executive Committee National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) Southwest Community Education Advisory Committee Committee Co-Chair, One and One Half Cent Sales Tax Funding for Education, Sponsored by the NAACP/Memphis Education Association National Council of Negro Women, Shelby County Section, SAC Chair Former Secretary, Democratic Caucus Cooper/Jones Initiative Citizens for Better Service Tennessee Dispensing Opticians Association Tennessee Tourism Roundtable Kennedy Democratic Organization (KDO) CIO Labor Council Memphis Area Association of Governments Board (MAAG) Downtown Memphis Commission Board Equal Education Opportunity Group, 2012 Friends of T.O. Fuller Park Sierra Club, 2010 Bloomfield Baptist Church Summer Youth Program, 2009 Save-A-Student Leadership Training Conference, 2008 TSU Alumni, 2007 Shelby Forest Community Forest Oak Drive Civic Club, 2003 American Dream Community Neighborhood Blast-Off S/W Forum on Taxes Thirteenth Documentary Cultural Awareness Neighborhood Clean Up in Public Safety Transportation- A Way out of Poverty Shelby County Delegation, Secretary Memphis Shelby County Schools Induction Hall of Fame, 2019 TEA - Most Support for Teachers 2014 Top Ladies of Distinction, 2012 Cool-Out Saturday Recognition Award, 2012 Legislator of the Year, 2011 Citizens for Better Service, 2010 Memphis Women of Stamina National Spokespersons, September 2010 AKA, Extra Special Politician, 2007-2010 The Spirit of Kwanza Award, 2007-2008 Leadership Award, Tennessee, 2005 WAND/WILL Pacesetters, 2001 Silver Tray for Outstanding Service by St. Augustine Catholic School Principal 1988-1994 and Certificates (2) BURE Honoree "Outstanding Educators of the Month Award" International AFL/CIA Kellogg International - National Conference MAAG - Legislator of the Year Shelby County Legislative Chair Outstanding Service, St. Augustine School Magnolia Transportation, Outstanding Civic Work Teacher Recognition Day by St. Augustine Parents

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 1996    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 8/4/1929
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