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Ron Turo

Ron Turo, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1981, United States District (middle district) Pennsylvania 1982, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1987, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1989; private pilot, 2004. Recipient St. George Emblem, Boy Scouts American, 1983, Eagle Scout, 1969, Golden AAD emblem, 1989.

Background

  • Turo, Ron was born on April 2, 1955 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. Son of John B. and Joan L. (Gluntz) Turo.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History with honors, Pennsylvania State University, 1978. Juris Doctor, Dickinson School Law, 1981.

    Career

    • Association public defender Cumberland County, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1981-1984. Partner Griffie & Turo, 1984-1989. Private practice, since 1989.

      Lecturer Dickinson School Law, since 1996, Widener University School Law, 2000, adjunct professor, trial advocacy program faculty, 2001—2006.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1981, United States District (middle district) Pennsylvania 1982, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1987, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1989. Private pilot, 2004.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Founder Cumberland County Police Recognition Dinner, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, since 1985. Active National Catholic Committee on Scouting, since 1988. Chairman Region III, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, 1993—1995, parliamentarian and legal counsel, 1991—2002, advisor religious act, 1998—2000, chair by-laws committee, since 2004.

    Board directors AHEDD, Inc., 1993—2007, vice chairman, 1994—1995, chairman, 1995—2002. Trustee David E. Baker Scholarship Trust, since 1997. Board directors Safe Harbour, since 2006, Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, since 1998, executive search committee, 1999—2000.

    District chairman Boy Scouts American, 2005—2006. Member of Cumberland Valley Aviation (vice president since 2007), Juvenile DeFender's Association since 2005, Pennsylvania Public Defender Association (chair juvenile law committee since 2003), Cumberland County Bar Association (social chairman 1985—2006, public relations committee 1998—2006, bench-bar committee since 1998, membership chairman 2000-2006), Pennsylvania Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Pennsylvania Bar Association, National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Mensa (local secretary 1990-1992, editor 1992-1995, ombudsman since 2000), St. Thomas More Society (vice president 1996-1998, treasurer 1998—2004), Carlisle Cigar Club (founder 2006), Knights of Columbus (grand knight 1985-1987, president Capital area chapter 1989, grand knight 1993-1995, finance secretary 1996—2002, district deputy 1998—2002, Knight of Year 1981).

    Personality

    Interests

    Scuba diving, travel, flying.

    Connections

    • Married Claire Teresa Fetterman T., May 24, 1980. Children: Andrew Jacob, Patricia Erin, Dominic Earl.
    • father: John B. Turo
    • mother: Joan L. (Gluntz) Turo
    • spouse: Claire Teresa Fetterman T.
    • children: Andrew Jacob Turo
    • Patricia Erin Turo
    • Dominic Earl Turo
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    Born April 2, 1955
    (age 62)
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