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...O.C. Pleasant, Jr.O.C. Pleasant, Jr, has been employed by O. C. Pleasant Insurance Agency, a representive of Nationwide Insurance Companies in the sale of insurance and financial services, since September of 1981.
Past employment includes: mathematics teacher in Memphis City Schools
from 1963 to 1970; supervisor of employment and employee benefits services at Kimberly-Clark Corporation
, Memphis, from 1970 to 1978; and Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Department Head at State Technical Institute, Memphis
. Mr. Pleasant
, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, was educated in the Catholic schools of the Catholic Diocese of Mobile-Birmingham, Alabama
.A 1962 graduate of Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama, with a B. S. in Secondary Education, he graduated from Memphis State University in 1968 with a Master of Science in Mathematics and Curriculum and Instruction.He
has completed graduate studies in Mathematics at Indiana University, Bloomington; University of Minnesota, Duluth; and the University of Wisconsin, Madison
. He is a communicant of St. John Catholic Church where he serves as lay minister and lector.His
religious affiliations include: Chairman, African American Catholic Ministry Commission, Catholic Diocese of Memphis; member of the Strategic Planning Commission
, Catholic Diocese of Memphis; and member of the Diocesan Development Board, Catholic Diocese of Memphis
In addition to his
position as Chairman of Shelby County Election Commission
community and civic involvements include: Chairman, Board of Governors of the Memphis Health Center, Inc.; past Chairman and member of the Political Action Committee of the Memphis Branch, NAACP; Vice President, Tennessee Association of County Election Officials; member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities
, Catholic Diocese of Memphis; member of Tennessee Real Estate Appraisers Commission; member of the City of Memphis Mayor's Task Force on Memphis
and Shelby County Consolidation; member of Tennessee General Assembly Study Committee on Voter Registration
and Absentee Voting Reform; and member of Bethel Grove Civic Club
. In 1977 he was a delegate to the Tennessee Constitutional Convention from State House District 93. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and is a past president of Memphis Alumni Chapter and a past regional president of the South Central Region.Pleasant
is married to Barbara King and is the father of two children, Darryl and the late Chandra Pleasant.