Charles H. Turner

Charles H. Turner

Born 1936

Charles H. Turner is a former United States Attorney for the District of Oregon. Prior to his presidential appointment as U.S. Attorney, Turner worked under his predecessor, Sidney I. Lezak, for 14 years. He was appointed as Lezak's replacement by President Ronald Reagan. As U.S.… Read More

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1936 Birth Born in 1936.


1981 45 Years Old 1 More Event
He was once registered as a Republican, but by 1981 he was registered as an independent voter.
1982 46 Years Old By 1982, Turner was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.
As U.S. Attorney, Turner investigated sham marriages and immigration fraud organized by followers of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (now known as Osho) in Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, as well as other illegal activities including the 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack in The Dalles, Oregon. … Read More
1985 49 Years Old In 1985, high-ranking followers of Rajneesh plotted to murder Turner. … Read More


1988 52 Years Old In 1988, Turner hired attorney Michael Mosman as a prosecutor related to illegal activities on tribal lands in Oregon - Mosman would go on to be confirmed by the United States Senate as U.S. attorney for Oregon in 2001. … Read More
1993 57 Years Old Turner served as a federal prosecutor for 17 years, and retired in 1993.


2007 71 Years Old In 2007 Turner resided in Washington.
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