Oscar Turner (1825–1896)

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Oscar Turner
A heavy-set, white-haired man with a beard and mustache, facing right. He is wearing a white shirt and black jacket
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1885
Preceded byAndrew Boone
Succeeded byWilliam Johnson Stone
Member of the Kentucky Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1825-02-03)February 3, 1825
New Orleans, Louisiana
DiedJanuary 22, 1896(1896-01-22) (aged 70)
Louisville, Kentucky
Resting placeCave Hill Cemetery
Political partyIndependent Democrat
Alma materTransylvania University
SignatureOscar Turner

Oscar Turner (February 3, 1825 – January 22, 1896) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, father of Oscar Turner.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Turner moved with his parents to Fayette County, Kentucky, in 1826. He completed preparatory studies. He moved to Ballard County, Kentucky, in 1843. He was graduated from the law department of Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, in 1847. Commonwealth attorney 1851–1855. He was admitted to the bar and practiced until 1861. He served in the Kentucky State Senate 1867–1871.

Turner was elected as an Independent Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress, as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh Congress, and as an Independent Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1885). He resumed the practice of law. He died in Louisville, Kentucky, on January 22, 1896. He was interred in Cave Hill Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Oscar Turner (id: T000425)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andrew Boone
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
William J. Stone