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Justin George Turner

Justin George Turner, American investment executive. Served with United States Army, 1918.; Member American, Mississippi Valley history associations, History Society Southern California (past president), Illinois, Pacific Coast history societies, Society American Archivists, American Association State and Local History, Museum Association, S.W. Museum, Book; Mason (Shriner); member B’nai B’rith (past president Chicago council).

Background

  • Turner, Justin George was born on November 5, 1898 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Oscar and Bessie (Taxey) Turner.

  • Education

    • Student of University Chicago, 1916-1918. Bachelor of Laws, DePaul University, 1920. Doctor of Laws, Lincoln College, 1956.

      Doctor of Humane Letters, University Judaism, 1960. Lincoln diploma of honor Lincoln Memorial U., 1962.

    Career

    • Admitted to Illinois bar. Partner law firm Turner & Turner, Chicago, 1921-1943. Partner West End Investments, Los Angeles, 1942-1950, Turner Investments, Los Angeles, 1950-1976.

      Manuscript consultant University of California Library, Los Angeles. Vice president National Lincoln Civil War Council. Chairman library committee U. Judaism, Los Angeles Board of directors Science and History Alliance of Los Angeles County Museum.

      Member Friends of Libraries, University of Southern California. Past president California Civil War Centennial Commission. Board directors California School Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute Religion.

      Fellow Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. Trustee National Foundation Jewish Culture, Jewish Publication Society.

    Works

    • Author: Mary Lincoln-Her Life and Letters. Mary Brooks-A Biography. The First Decade of Los Angeles Jewry.

      Noah Brooks.

    Membership

    Served with United States Army, 1918. Member American, Mississippi Valley history associations, History Society Southern California (past president), Illinois, Pacific Coast history societies, Society American Archivists, American Association State and Local History, Museum Association, S.W. Museum, Book. Mason (Shriner); member B’nai B’rith (past president Chicago council).

    Clubs: Hillcrest Country (Los Angeles). Member editorial board or publication committee History Society Southern California, America: History and Life, Lincoln Sesquicentennial Association.

    Connections

    • Married Gertrude Levin, July 27, 1932. Children: Paul, Barbara.
    • father: Oscar Turner
    • mother: Bessie (Taxey) Turner
    • spouse: Gertrude Levin
    • children: Paul Turner
    • Barbara Turner
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    Born November 5, 1898
    Died June 16, 1976
    (aged 77)
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