Andrew Jackson Turner

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Andrew Jackson Turner
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Born (1832-09-24)September 24, 1832
Schuyler Falls, NY
Died June 10, 1905(1905-06-10) (aged 72)
Portage, Wisconsin
Occupation Journalist, politician, civic leader, business operator
Children Frederick Jackson Turner
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Andrew Jackson Turner (September 24, 1832 – June 10, 1905)[1] was an American politician, newspaper editor, and businessman.

Born in Schuyler Falls, New York, he settled in Portage, Wisconsin in 1855. He was co-editor of the 'Portage City Record' which merged with the 'Portage Wisconsin State Register.' Turner served in the Wisconsin State Assembly as a Republican 1863-1864, 1866, 1869 and served as the chief clerk of the Wisconsin State Senate 1876-1878. He also served as mayor of Portage, Wisconsin and was Wisconsin Railroad Commissioner 1878-1882. He wrote pamphlets and articles about the history of Portage, Wisconsin and the Republican Party. His son was the educator Frederick Jackson Turner. Turner died in Portage, Wisconsin.[2]

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  1. ^ 'Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.' vol. 57, Wisconsin Historical Society: 1906, pg. 141
  2. ^ Wisconsin Historical Society-Andrew Jackson Turner