Edward Crawford Crawford Turner Edit Profile
He graduated from Ohio State University College of Law in 1901, was admitted to the bar that year and began a practice in Columbus.
He received a masters of law degree in 1903 from Ohio State. Turner was elected Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney in 1910. Turner and Ohio Attorney General Timothy Hogan investigated.
Five legislators were indicted, and four went to prison. In 1912, he was re-elected, and in that term, he prosecuted several officeholders who collected contributions from civil service employees, a violation of the law. Turner was elected Ohio Attorney General in 1914, but lost re-election in 1916.
He returned to private practice, and was elected Attorney General again in 1926. He ran in a three way Republican Party primary for Ohio Governor in 1928, but lost to eventual Governor Myers Y. Cooper. May, 1939, Governor John W. Bricker appointed Turner to the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to fill an unexpired term of a deceased judge, but he lost the Republican primary in 1940.
Bricker appointed Turner to fill the unexpired term of George S. Myers October 1, 1940. Turner served until his death September 13, 1950 after suffering a stroke. He was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.
Turner was married to Nan A. Jahn December 11, 1902, and they had one son. Turner was a Freemason.
Several members of the Ohio General Assembly were accused of taking bribes in 1911.
Married Nan A. Jahn, December 11, 1902.