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Robert TURNBULL

(1850-1920)

TURNBULL, Robert, a Representative from Virginia; born in Lawrenceville, Brunswick County, Va., January 11, 1850; attended Rock Spring Academy, and was graduated from the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1871; was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice in Lawrenceville, Va.; clerk of Brunswick County 1891-1910; member of the State senate 1894-1898; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1901; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1896 and 1904; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Francis R. Lassiter; reelected to the Sixty-second Congress and served from March 8, 1910, to March 3, 1913; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1912; resumed the practice of law in Lawrenceville; clerk of the circuit court of Brunswick County from 1916 until his death, January 22, 1920; interment in Lawrenceville Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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