Charles Wesley Turnbull

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Charles Turnbull
27th Governor of the United States Virgin Islands
In office
January 4, 1999 – January 1, 2007
Lieutenant Gerard Luz James
Vargrave Richards
Preceded by Roy L. Schneider
Succeeded by John de Jongh
Personal details
Born (1935-02-05) February 5, 1935 (age 80)
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Political party Democratic
Profession Educator
Religion Methodist

Charles Wesley Turnbull (born February 5, 1935), was the 27th Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.[1]

He was born on St. Thomas.[2] Prior to being elected in 1998, he was a professor at the University of the Virgin Islands, Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner of the territorial Department of Education, principal and assistant principal of Charlotte Amalie High School, and as a teacher in elementary and secondary schools.[2] He is a graduate of Hampton University, earning bachelor's and master's degrees. He earned a doctorate degree[citation needed] from the University of Minnesota.[3]

During his tenure as Governor, Turnbull served as a member of the National Governors Association, the Southern Governors' Association, and the Democratic Governors Association.

Turnbull was prohibited from seeking re-election in 2006 due to term limits. His term of office expired on January 1, 2007, and he was succeeded by John de Jongh. Turnbull is currently a member of the Virgin Islands Fifth Constitutional Convention.


  1. ^ Wright, John (2001). The New York Times Almanac 2002. Psychology Press. p. 210. ISBN 978-1-57958-348-4. 
  2. ^ a b The International Who's Who 2004. Europa Publications. 2003. p. 1888. ISBN 1-85743-217-7. 
  3. ^ "AS GOVERNORS GO, VENTURA OUT FRONT IN FIRST IMPRESSIONS". Duluth News. November 13, 1998. p. 1B.