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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 11, 2014

Former Tennessee state Rep. Emmitt Ford died last night at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Action News 5 reports. Ford, who was 70 years old, was elected to the state House in 1974 as a representative of District 86, which includes Memphis and parts of Shelby County. He resigned in 1981 after being convicted of insurance fraud and tax evasion. Funeral arrangements were not available at press time.