Representative Barbara Ward Cooper

District 86
Part of Shelby County
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Contact Information

Nashville Address

301 6th Avenue North
Suite 38 Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-4295
Fax: (615) 253-0327

District Address

668 Birthstone Ave
Memphis, TN 38109

Staff Contacts

Tamara Hanserd

Mailing List


  • Personal Info
  • Committees
  • Community Involvement
    • Born on August 4, 1929
    • Widow, three children
    • Catholic
    • Retired Memphis City Schools Teacher
    • Graduate of Manassas High School, Memphis, TN
    • B.S. and Master's Degree in Education, Tennessee State University
    • Teacher Recognition Day by St. Augustine Parents
    • Silver Tray for Outstanding Service by St. Augustine Catholic School Principal 1988-1994 and Certificates (2)
    • Doctrine of Religious Philosophy in Christian Psychology, Jacksonville Theological Seminary, Jacksonville, FL. 1999
    • House Member of the 100th through 109th General Assemblies
    • Chair, Black Caucus
    • Education Leadership Commission
    • Shelby County Democratic Women
    • Social Action Committee (St. Augustine Church)
    • Universal African American People's Organization (UAAPO)
    • City Empowerment Zone (E-Z) Committee
    • NAACP
    • Former Member, District 86 Advisory Council- SDNSC (Southwest,Downtown, Northwest, Shelby County Council)
    • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
    • Memphis and Shelby County Tennessee State University Alumni Association
    • Women in Education
    • Past President, Tennessee Community Education Association