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D. McNeill Turner Daniel McNeill Turner
Full Name: Daniel McNeill Turner, Jr.
Date of birth: November 24, 1853
Date of death: November 5, 1937

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 23 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (1) (2)   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Aransas, Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Nueces, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Zapata, Encinal, Foley, Buchel
H 87 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Aransas, Duval, Nueces, San Patricio
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1902 due to redistricting. Act approved Sep. 6, 1901, 27th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 6, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 27th Legislature - 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of Senators-elect." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Marriage of Senator D. McNeil Turner and Mrs. S.M. Franklin, Postmistress of the House, during a joint session of the legislature, October 1, 1901. 27th Legislature, 2nd C.S. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Volume II, pp. 1012-1013. Birth date 11/24/1852. Historical Review of South-east Texas and the Founders, Leaders and Representative Men of Its Commerce, Industry and Civic Affairs, 1910.
  • Biographical sketch, D. McNeill Turner. Birth date 11/24/1853 in Tallahassee, Florida. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary and photo, "D. McNeill Turner, One of City's Oldest Attorneys, Is Dead," 11/5/1937, p. 1. Birth date 11/24/1853 in Tallahassee, Florida, served as "Texas representative and in the state senate." Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
  • Daniel McNeill Turner, Jr., birth date 11/24/1853, death date 11/5/1937, interment in Peck Cemetery, Goliad, Goliad County. Grave marker shows birth year 1853. Spouse Sueneita Meriwether Turner (1867-1953), "Postmistress of the Texas House of Representatives, the first lady ever elected an officer of the Texas Legislature." Find a Grave.
  • Account of the marriage of Senator D. McNeill Turner and Mrs. S.M. Franklin, daughter of George W. Meriwether of Goliad, a member of the 18th legislature. Roster of Senate members lists name D. McNeil Turner. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. D. McNeill Turner, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 27th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, north wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Debt, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Stock and Stock-Raising  
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Claims and Accounts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Printing  

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