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Senator Ophelia Ford

D-Memphis
District 29 — Part of Shelby County — Map

district address

54 North Arcadian #102
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone (901) 575-2321

nashville address

301 6th Avenue North
Suite 305 War Memorial Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone (615) 741-1767
Fax (615) 253-0357
sen.ophelia.ford@capitol.tn.gov

Personal Information

  • Born in Memphis, TN
  • Daughter, Sophia, grandchildren Kayla Vera, Earl III and Jackson
  • B.S., Business Education/Administration, Tennessee State University, 1972
  • Certified Funeral Service Practitioner
  • Licensed Life and Insurance Agent
  • Notary Public

Community Involvement

  • An Ambassador for the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice
  • Member, Bluff City, Tennessee State, and the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Associations
  • NAACP
  • Camival Memphis
  • Shelby County Democratic Party
  • Fellowship Church of God in Christ

Current Session

Staff Contacts

  • Janet Patterson

Service in Public Office

  • Senate member of the 104th through 108th General Assemblies
  • Member, Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
  • Member, Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Member, Senate Transportation Committee
  • Health Equity Commission
  • Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators
  • NOBEL Women Association
  • National Black Caucus of State Legislators
  • National Caucus of State Legislators