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Roy Joseph Turner
Birth: Nov. 6, 1894
Lincoln County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 1973
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA

Oklahoma Governor. His early careers included real estate, cattle ranching, and education. On November 5, 1946, he was elected Governor of Oklahoma as a Democrat. During his administration, the State Highway Department and the State Planning and Resources Board were reorganized, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority was established, a Board of Regents for State Colleges was created, and segregation in higher education was ended in the state. His efforts to reform public education and to create a merit system for state employees were not successful. Upon leaving office, he returned to his cattle and oil interests. (bio by: Thomas Fisher) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Reason Turner (1858 - 1909)
  Henrietta Louise Rogers Grimm (1871 - 1971)
 
 Spouse:
  Jessica E. Grimm Turner (1914 - 1981)*
 
 Children:
  Roy William Turner (1932 - 1994)*
  Betty Juanita Turner Adams (1932 - 1987)*
 
 Sibling:
  Roy Joseph Turner (1894 - 1973)
  Viola Belle Turner Greer (1900 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Burial Park
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
Record added: May 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26796158
Roy Joseph Turner
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Roy Joseph Turner
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Roy Joseph Turner
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