Louis Washington Turpin

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Louis Washington Turpin (February 22, 1849 - February 3, 1903) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama.

Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, TurpinHis parents having died he moved to Alabama with his sister and settled in Perry County in 1858. Self-educated. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. Tax assessor of Hale County 1873-1880. He served as chairman of the Democratic committee of Hale County for six years. He was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the Forty-eighth Congress. Presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Fifty-first Congress and served from March 4, 1889, to June 4, 1890, when he was succeeded by John V. McDuffie, who contested his election.

Turpin was elected to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination. He retired from politics and engaged in planting. He died in Greensboro, Alabama, February 3, 1903. He was interred in the City Cemetery.


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