Description

Black and white sketch of Jesse Turner, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

Pioneer lawyer and railroad president

Jesse Turner

Born 1805 in Orange County, No. Carolina… Began study of law at Chapel Hill, N.C.. Started west 1830.. Stopped in Alabama.. Finally located at Van Buren, Ark… Elected to legislature 1838.. In 1851 Turner was appointed U.S. distric attorney for western district of Arkansas.. Turner-Leeper duel at Fayetteville 1832..

Pioneer lawyers riding the circuit

Delegate from Crawford County to secession convention.. Elected to state senate 1866 and was chairman of judiciary committee.. Again elected 1874.. Appointed associate justice of supreme court 1878.. Was active in organizing and building the Little Rock & Ft. Smith Railroad of which he was president 11 years. He died at Van Buren Nov. 22, 1894...

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 63

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Jesse Turner, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

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Disciplines

United States History

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