Wilfred D. Turner

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Wilfred D. Turner

Wilfred Dent Turner (January 30, 1855 – November 8, 1933) was the ninth Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina from 1901 to 1905 serving under Governor Charles B. Aycock. He was born in Turnersburg, North Carolina (near Statesville). He attended Duke University, Class of 1876, and was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity.[1]

A Democrat, Turner was elected to the North Carolina Senate in 1886, 1888 and 1890 from Iredell County. He was President pro tempore of the North Carolina Senate in 1891. Turner also served as the president of the Monbo Cotton Manufacturing Company.[2]

Turner was also a delegate to the 1896 Democratic National Convention. He died at the age of 78 in 1933 after a short illness.[1]


  1. ^ a b Powell, W.S. (1996). Dictionary of North Carolina Biography: Vol. 6, T-Z. 6. University of North Carolina Press. p. 68. ISBN 9780807866993. Retrieved 2014-10-12. 
  2. ^ America's Textile Reporter: For the Combined Textile Industries. 1906-01-01. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles A. Reynolds
Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
Succeeded by
Francis D. Winston