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Ulysses Jones, American state legislator. Named Role Model Extraordinaire, Booker T. Washington High School, Legislator of Year, W. Tennessee Optometric Society, 1986-1987. Member of Shelby County Community Service Agency (board director), Pioneer Black Fire Fighters (president), Fire Fighters Investment Group (board director), Young Men’s Christian Association Black Achievers.


Jones, Ulysses was born on June 7, 1951 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.


University of Memphis.


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. 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." When Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, Ulysses Jones and Charles Crossby were the two paramedics on the scene at Graceland when it was reported to Memphis Fire Department's Engine House No. 29 that a person was having trouble breathing.

Jones was also interviewed by Albert Goldman for his book "Elvis", he also appeared on several TV shows talking about that day.


God has revealed and continues to reveal God's self through the Bible, through the created order, through mighty acts in history, and, preeminently, through God the Son, Jesus Christ.


Religious liberty is not merely the right to remain in the religion of one’s birth, but includes the right of anyone to change his religious loyalties without fear of persecution.


To develop a close relationship with God could be done through many avenues, namely, reading the Bible, praying, praising, worshiping, and telling others of the Gospel.


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.


Children: Ulysses III, Victoria.