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Oscar Turner (1867–1902)

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Oscar Turner (October 19, 1867 – July 17, 1902) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, son of Oscar Turner (1825–1896).

Born in Woodlands, Kentucky, Turner attended the public schools of Washington, D.C., and Louisville (Kentucky) Rugby School. He studied law at the University of Louisville, and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1886. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1891.

Turner was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1900. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Louisville, Kentucky, July 17, 1902. He was interred in Cave Hill Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Oscar Turner (id: T000426)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Walter Evans
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901
Succeeded by
Harvey S. Irwin