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Roy J. Turner

Roy J. TurnerAKA Roy Joseph Turner

Born: 6-Nov-1894
Birthplace: Lincoln County, OK
Died: 11-Jun-1973
Location of death: Oklahoma City, OK
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, OK

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Oklahoma, 1947-51

Military service: US Army (56th Infantry, WWI, Pvt.)

Father: Reason Turner
Mother: Etta Louise Rogers
Wife: Jessica E. Grimm (m. 1937, two children adopted)
Son: Roy W.
Daughter: Betty

    University: Hill's Business College, Oklahoma City, OK

    Oklahoma State Official Chairman, State Highway Commission (1959-63)
    Governor of Oklahoma (1947-51)
    Oklahoma State Official Oklahoma City Board of Education (1939-46)
    Turner Ranch Founder and Owner (1933-63)
    Harper-Turner Oil Company Co-Founder
    Goodyear Salesman (1916-17)
    Morris Packing Company Bookkeeper (1911-15)
    American Legion

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