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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.


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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