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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesNorth Carolina

James TURNER

(1766-1824)
Senate Years of Service:
1805-1816
Party:
Democratic Republican

TURNER, James, (father of Daniel Turner), a Senator from North Carolina; born in Southampton County, Va., December 20, 1766; moved to Warren County, N.C., in 1770; attended the common schools; engaged in planting; served as a private in a company of North Carolina Volunteers during the Revolutionary War; member, State house of commons 1797-1800; member, State senate 1801-1802; Governor of North Carolina 1802-1805; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate in 1805; reelected in 1811 and served from March 4, 1805, to November 21, 1816, when he resigned due to ill health; died on his plantation, ‘Bloomsbury,’ near Warrenton, Warren County, N.C., January 15, 1824; interment in Bloomsbury Cemetery.

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

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