Jerome Turner

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Jerome Turner (February 18, 1942 – February 12, 2000) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Turner received a B.A. from Washington and Lee University in 1964 and an LL.B. from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1966. He was a law clerk, Hon. Robert M. McRae, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee from 1966 to 1967. He was in private practice in Memphis from 1967 to 1988.

On July 1, 1987, Turner was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to the very seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee vacated by McRae. Turner was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 8, 1987, and received his commission on December 9, 1987. Turner served in that capacity until his death, in 2000, in Memphis.