Joel Turrill Edit Profile
He later graduated from Middlebury College in 1816. He studied law in Newburgh, New York and later moved to Oswego, New York to practice after being admitted to the bar in 1819.
Turrill was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses in the House of Representatives from March 4, 1833 to March 3, 1837. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1836. He served as district attorney for Oswego County 1838-1840, and surrogate of Oswego County in 1843.
He was appointed United States consul to the Kingdom of Hawaii 1845-1850. He died in Oswego, New York, December 28, 1859 and was interred in Riverside Cemetery.
He served as Justice of the Peace, County judge 1828-1833, and member of the State assembly in 1831.