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Thomas TURNER

(1821-1900)

TURNER, Thomas, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Richmond, Madison County, Ky., September 10, 1821; attended the Richmond Academy, and was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Ky., in September 1840; studied law at the Transylvania Law School, Lexington, Ky.; was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Richmond, Ky.; Commonwealth attorney 1845-1846; served in the Mexican War as a private in Captain Stone’s company of Col. Roger Hanson’s regiment; moved to Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky., in November 1854 and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives 1861-1863; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Mount Sterling, Ky., on September 11, 1900; interment in Macpelah Cemetery.

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

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