Memphis Democratic Representative Larry Turner Dead At 70

Posted: November 27, 2009 in Nitegator
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The Tennessee House Speaker Pro Tempore has announced that Representative Larry Turner of Memphis has died. Turner died Friday morning after a long illness. Turner missed most of the last session of the Tennessee General Assembly because of the illness.  He’d spent twenty-four years in the legislature with hardly any absences before the last term. Turner is known in Tennessee for his legislation dealing with education, predatory lending and helping restore some rights to felons.

Representative Larry Turner Bio:
Office: State House
Current District: 85
Party: Democratic

Education: BS, Memphis State University.

Professional Experience:
Owner, All Star Realty Company
Owner, Larry Turner and Associates Realty Company
United States Air Force.

Political Experience:
Representative, Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1984-present
Deputy Speaker, Tennessee State House of Representatives.

Organizations:
Member, Barton Heights Civic Club
Former President, Foster Care/Adoptions Task Force, Incorporated
Former Member, International Association of Assessing Officers
Former Board Member, Leath Street Day Care Center
Board of Directors, Memphis in May
Former Board Member, Metro Memphis Development Corporation
Former Board Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Memphis Branch
Former Assistant Treasurer, National Business League
Former Chairman, Shelby County Delegation
Member, Shelby County Democratic Voters Council
Member, Memphis Roundtable, University of Tennessee
Member, Urban League.

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:
Former President, Foster Care/Adoptions Task Force
Secretary, Democratic Caucus, Tennessee State House of Representatives
Vice Chair, House Calendar & Rules Committee
Former Chair, Shelby County Delegation.
Shelby County Democratic Voters Council

Committees:
Calendar and Rules, Vice Chair
Commerce, Member
Education, Member
Subcommittee on K-12, Member
Subcommittee on Small Business, Member

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