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David Turpie

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Born: July 8, 1828

Birthplace: Hamilton County, Ohio

Father:
John Turpie 1794 – 1874

Mother: Mary Biddell 1804 – 1890

1st​ Wife: Mary P. Imes 1829 – 1863
(Buried: Old Monticello Cemetery, Monticello, Indiana)​

2nd​ Wife: Alice Partridge 1847 – 1884
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana)​

Children:

Alice C. Turpie 1851 – 1854​
(Buried: Old Monticello Cemetery, Monticello, Indiana)​
Cora Turpie 1862 – 1863​
(Buried: Old Monticello Cemetery, Monticello, Indiana)​

Political Party: Democratic Party

Education:


1848: Graduated from Kenyon College

Occupation before War:

1849 – 1854: Attorney in Logansport, Indiana​
1852: Indiana State Representative​
1854 – 1856: Judge of Court of Common Pleas in Indiana​
1856: Judge of Indiana State Circuit Court​
1856 – 1863: Attorney in Logansport, Indiana​
1858: Indiana State Representative​

Civil War Career:

Elected to the United States Senate fill vacancy of Jesse D. Bright​
1863: United States Senator from Indiana – (January 14th​ – March 3rd​)
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1863: Ranking Member of Senate Public Lands Committee​
1863 – 1872: Attorney in Logansport, Indiana​

Occupation after War:

1872 – 1886: Attorney in Indianapolis, Indiana​
1874 – 1875: Speaker of Indiana State House of Representatives​
1878: Commissioner to revise the state laws of Indiana​
1881: Commissioner to revise the state laws of Indiana​
1886 – 1887: United States District Attorney for Indiana​
1887 – 1899: United States Senator from Indiana​
1887 – 1889: Member of Senate Mines and Mining Committee​
1887 – 1889: Member of Senate Pensions Committee​
1887 – 1889: Member of Senate Territories Committee​
1888: Indiana Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​
1891 – 1893: Ranking Member of Senate Pensions Committee​
1891 – 1899: Member of Senate Transportation routes to Seaboard Committee​
1895 – 1899: Member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee​
1896: Received 1 vote for Democratic Party Nomination​
1897 – 1899: Member of Senate Finance Committee​
1898 – 1899: Chairman of U.S. Senate Democratic Party Conference​
1898: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection to U.S. Senate​
1899 – 1909: Retired living in Indianapolis, Indiana​

Died: April 21, 1909

Place of Death: Indianapolis, Indiana

Age at time of Death: 80 years old

Burial Place: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana
 
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The vacancy he filled in the U.S. Senate in 1863 was for only a month. He would have to wait until 1887 to fill a term of his own, this time defeating Benjamin Harrison.
 
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