Sheadrick Turner

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Sheadrick Bond Turner (July 12, 1869–September 30, 1927) was an American lawyer, newspaper editor, and politician.

Turner was born in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. He was an African-American. Turner lived in Springfield, Illinois from 1885 to 1889. Turner then moved to Chicago, Illinois. He went to high school and University of Illinois College of Law. Turner was admitted to the Illinois bar. Turner also was the publisher and editor of a weekly publication: "The State Capital and The Chicago Idea.' Turner was a Republican. He served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1915 to 1917 and rom 1919 to until his death in 1927. Turner died in a hospital in Chicago, Illinois following surgery.[1][2]


  1. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1927-1928,' Biographical Sketch of Sheadrick Bond Turner, pg. 212-213
  2. '^ 'Sheadrick Turner Is Dead In Chicago,' The Jacksonville Daily Journal (Illinois), September 30, 1927, pg. 12

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