Daniel Turner (North Carolina politician)

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Daniel Turner (September 26, 1796 – July 21, 1860) was a U.S. Congressman from North Carolina (1827 – 1829).

Turner was born in Warrenton, North Carolina as the son of future North Carolina Governor James Turner. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1814, and served in the War of 1812 as an assistant engineer with the rank of second lieutenant. As a result of the US Army's post-war reduction, he resigned in May 1815. He was a member of the North Carolina House of Commons (1819–1824). He was elected to the House of Representatives of the 20th Congress in 1827, serving one term. From 1854 until his death, he was superintending engineer of public works at Mare Island Naval Shipyard.[1]

His home, Reedy Rill, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[2][3]


  1. ^ McFarland, Daniel M. (1996). "Daniel Turner". NCPEDIA. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ Survey and Planning Unit Staff (July 1974). "Reedy Rill" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by