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Jacob Turney

Jacob Turney (February 18, 1825 – October 4, 1891) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Jacob Turney was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He completed preparatory studies and attended Greensburg Academy. He apprenticed as a printer, then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Greensburg. He served as district attorney for Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, from 1850 to 1855. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1858 to 1860 and was elected president in 1859. He was an unsuccessful candidate for State Senator in 1871.

Turney was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses. He again resumed the practice of law, and died in Greensburg in 1891. Interment in St. Clair Cemetery.

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Preceded by
Alexander W. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district

1875 - 1879
Succeeded by
Morgan R. Wise

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