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 David Turpie

David Turpie

Birth
Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Death 21 Apr 1909 (aged 80)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section 25, Lot 164
Memorial ID 8164 · View Source
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US Senator. Born in Hamilton County, Ohio, he graduated from Kenyon College, Ohio, in 1848, studied law, admitted to the bar in 1849 and set up a law practice in Logansport, Indiana. He was a member of the Indiana State House of Representatives (1852, 1858), judge of the court of common pleas (1854-56) and judge of the circuit court in 1856. In 1863, he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy of Jesse D. Bright and served the remainder of his term. He again was a member of the Indiana State House of Representatives (1874-75) and was the United States District Attorney for Indiana, (1886-87). In 1887, he was again elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate, serving until 1899. A unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he retired from public life and died at the age of 80 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 17 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8164
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Turpie (8 Jul 1828–21 Apr 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8164, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .