Ulysses Jones, Jr.

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1951 –

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Who is Ulysses Jones, Jr.?

Ulysses Jones, Jr. was an American politician and a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives for the 98th district, which encompasses a part of Shelby County, Tennessee.

In the state House of Representatives, Ulysses Jones was the Chair of the House State and Local Government Committee and the Co-Chair of the Joint Lottery Oversight Committee. He was a member of numerous House committees: the Calendar and Rules Committee, the Education Committee, the K-12 Subcommittee, the Elections Subcommittee, the State Government Subcommittee, the Local Government Subcommittee, the Joint Lottery Scholarship Committee, the Joint Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation Committee, the Joint Select Oversight Committee on Education, and the Tennessee Commemorative Women's Suffrage Commission.

Ulysses Jones graduated from North Side High School. He attended the University of Memphis and Tennessee State University. He worked as a Battalion Chief for Memphis Fire Services.

It has been alleged by Tim Willis, informant for Operation Tennessee Waltz, that Ulysses Jones took a bribe from E-Cycle, a fictitious company that had been set up by the FBI. Jones said in response that it had only been a campaign contribution, and that he would "be willing to take a lie detector test, even by the FBI."

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Born
Jun 7, 1951
United States of America
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  • United States of America

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on July 23, 2013

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