Clarence W. Turner
|Clarence Wyly Turner|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from 's 6th district
November 7, 1922 – March 3, 1923
March 4, 1933 – March 23, 1939 (death)
|Born||October 22, 1866
Humphreys County, Tennessee
|Died||March 23, 1939 (aged 72)
|Alma mater||Northern Indiana Normal School|
Turner was born on October 22, 1866 on a farm near Clydeton, in Humphreys County, Tennessee the son of Charles N. and Hettie B. Turner. He attended the public schools, a preparatory school in Edgewood in Dickson County, Tennessee, and National Normal Institute in Lebanon, Ohio. He graduated from the law department of Northern Indiana Normal School at Valparaiso, Indiana in 1904. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice at Waverly, Tennessee, in Humphreys County. He was also the editor of the Waverly Sentinel.
The chairman of the Democratic committee of Humphreys County for fifteen years, Turner was also a member of the Tennessee Senate in 1900, 1901, and from 1909 to 1912. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Committee in 1920. He was elected mayor of Waverly, Tennessee in 1920, and also worked as a city attorney.
Elected as a Democrat to Sixty-seventh Congress by the Tennessee's 7th congressional district to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lemuel P. Padgett, Turner served from November 7, 1922 to March 3, 1923. He was not a candidate in 1922 for re-election to the Sixty-eighth Congress.
Turner returned to Waverly, Tennessee and engaged in banking and agricultural pursuits. He served as the county judge of Humphreys County from 1924 to 1933. He was elected to the Seventy-third and to the three succeeding Congresses by Tennessee's 6th congressional district. He served from March 4, 1933 until his death in Washington, D.C. on March 23, 1939.
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