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Gardner Clyde Turner, American lawyer.


Turner, Gardner Clyde was born on March 3, 1910 in Ludlow, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Clyde A. and G. (Estes) Turner.


Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1932, Bachelor of Laws, 1935. Honorary degree N.H. School Accounting and Commerce.


Admitted to N.H. bar, 1937, Supreme Court of the United States Court. Associate private law practice Philip H. Faulkner, Keen, N.H., 1937-1943. Private practice, Keene, 1946-1970.

Attorney general N.H., 1961, also newspaper columnist, political writer. Former general counsel United States Senate Appropriations Committee Investigations Staff. Counsel to minority United States Senate Appropriations committee, special assistant to Senator Styles Bridges.

Member N.H. General Court, 1947, 49-51 (chairman judiciary committee. Member rules committee. Majority floor leader House Representatives).

Chairman of the board of selectman Town of Sullivan, 1964-1970. Member N.H. Legislative Council. Past treasurer, co-owner Brentwood Products, Inc.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor legal articles to trade journals, political feature stories to newspapers.


Member advisory board registrants Selective Service System, 1942-1970. N.H. attorney War Manpower Commission, 1945. Member Government's Common for Reorganization State Government.

Member of Executive Committee N.H. Republican Committee. Served to Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy Reserve, 1943-1945. Member Harvard Alumni Association, Harvard Law School Alumni Association, Monadnock Region Association, Society Protection N.H. Forests, S.A.R., Atlantic Union, American, Federal N.H., Cheshire County bar associations, Farm Bureau Federation, N.H. Maple Products Association, N.H. Council of Towns (past director), Keene Junior Chamber of Commerce (past vice president).

Clubs: Harvard (Lowell, Massachusetts).


Married Virginia Wells, August 16, 1941.

Clyde A. Turner

G. (Estes) Turner

Virginia Wells