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Insurance executive

Samuel Hewlett Turner, American insurance executive. Named Distinguished Business Alumnus, Georgia State University, 1985.


Turner, Samuel Hewlett was born on June 27, 1939 in Atlanta.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Georgia State University, 1961. M.Actuarial Science, Georgia State University, 1963.


Actuarial student Bowles & Tillinghast, Inc., Atlanta, 1960-1963. Actuary United Trust Life Insurance Company, 1966-1968. Consultant Tillinghast, Nelson & Warren, 1969-1971.

Director life operations-Europe ITT-Europe, London, 1972-1974. Principal, director Tillinghast, Nelson & Warren, Atlanta, 1975-1979. President, chief executive officer Life Insurance Company Virginia, Richmond, since 1980.


Life is not about things. Life is relationships. Foremost of those relationships is the one we hold with Jesus Christ.


Christians should be dedicated to the holy responsibility and privilege of loving people of all races and ethnicities in religious communities.


All Christians need to be familiar with the Bible, that contains a wide variety of literature, including history, law, poetry, gospels, letters, polemic, stories and apocalyptic visions, and try to immerse themselves in it.


Board directors College William and Mary School Business Administration Sponsors, Inc., 1982–. Member advisory council School Business Administration, Georgia State University, Atlanta, since 1985. Member executive board Robert E. Lee council Boy Scouts American, since 1985.

Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1963-1965. Fellow Society Actuaries, Conference Actuaries in Public Practice. Member American Academy Actuaries Institute Actuaries United Kingdom (associate), Delta Gamma Sigma.


Married Mary Joyce Yerkes, September 2, 1960. Children– Leslie Christine Turner Fryar, Samuel McKinley.

Mary Joyce Yerkes

Leslie Christine Turner Fryar Turner

Samuel McKinley Turner