Daniel Turner (North Carolina)

Daniel Turner ( * September 21, 1796 in Warrenton, Warren County, North Carolina; † July 21, 1860 at Mare Iceland, California ) was an American politician. Between 1827 and 1829 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Daniel Turner was the son of a U.S. Senator and Governor James Turner ( 1766-1824 ). He attended preparatory schools and graduated from then until 1814, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After graduating, he became a lieutenant of artillery and took part in the final phase of the British - American War. Later he was a military engineer. On May 17, 1815 Turner was on military service and continued instead to 1817 his own training at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg ( Virginia) continued. He then moved to North Carolina, where he struck a political career.

Between 1819 and 1823 Turner sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. In the congressional elections of 1826 he was appointed as an independent candidate in the sixth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Weldon Nathaniel Edwards on March 4, 1827. Dar he resigned in 1828 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1829. This was overshadowed by the fierce debate between supporters and opponents of the future President Andrew Jackson.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Daniel Turner became head of the girls' school in Warrenton. After the founding of the first naval shipyard in California on Mare Iceland, he became chief engineer there. This office he held until his death on 21 July 1860. He was buried at the local cemetery Marine.