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  Turner, Roy J.
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NameRoy J. Turner
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Sulphur, Oklahoma , United States
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Born November 06, 1894
DiedJune 11, 1973 (78 years)
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InfoRoy Joseph Turner, Democrat. Served from 1947 to 1951. Turner was born November 6, 1894, in Lincoln County, Oklahoma Territory. Upon completion of his high school education, he attended Hill's Business College in Oklahoma City. He was a bookkeeper for Morris Packing Company in Oklahoma City from 1911 to 1915; salesman for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company there, and after his service in World War I, he was a dealer in real estate, principally in Oklahoma, Florida and Texas. By 1928 he had become an independent oil producer. In 1933, he established the Turner Ranch at Sulphur, but he maintained a residence in Oklahoma City where he served on the Board of Education from 1939 to 1946. His term as Governor of Oklahoma was from January 13, 1947, to January 8, 1951. He lived in Oklahoma City until his death June 11, 1973, and is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery there.


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  07/06/1954 OK US Senate - D Primary Lost 42.16% (-6.84%)
  11/05/1946 OK Governor Won 52.46% (+6.48%)
  07/23/1946 OK Governor - D Runoff Won 53.43% (+6.85%)
  07/02/1946 OK Governor - D Primary Won 35.85% (+13.88%)
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