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Charles Henry TURNER

(1861-1913)

TURNER, Charles Henry, a Representative from New York; born in Wentworth, Grafton County, N.H., May 26, 1861; attended the common schools; moved to New York City in November 1879; attended Columbia College, New York City, 1886-1888; engaged in the ice business; unsuccessful candidate for State senator in 1888; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Frank T. Fitzgerald and served from December 9, 1889, to March 3, 1891; was not a candidate for renomination in 1890; Doorkeeper in the House of Representatives 1891-1893; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in Washington, D.C.; appointed assistant district attorney for the District of Columbia July 16, 1903, and served until his resignation September 1, 1911; appointed special assistant to the United States attorney for the District of Columbia November 27, 1911, and served until his death in Wentworth, N.H., August 31, 1913; interment in Wentworth Cemetery.

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

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