Theodore Turnbull

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Theodore Tiffany Turnbull

(1881-07-07)July 7, 1881
Died1944(1944-00-00) (aged 62–63)
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materEmory University
  • Lawyer
  • Cotton plantation owner
  • State legislator in Florida
Known forElected as Florida Senate
Spouse(s)Pearl Whetstone

Theodore Tiffany Turnbull (July 7, 1881 - 1944) was a lawyer, cotton plantation owner, and state legislator in Florida. He served as Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the State Senate.[1] The Florida archives have a photo of his home in Monticello, Florida with a dog and car out front.[2]

He had an extensive cotton plantation and was a descendant of prominent pioneer families in Florida.[1] He studied at Emory University in Georgia.[1]

He was elected to the Florida House in 1913 and Florida Senate in 1922. He was re-elected to a second term in the state senate.[1] He represented Jefferson County, Florida.

He is in a photo of Monticello High School.[3]

In 1911 he married Pearl Whetstone of Gainesville.[1]

He had a son and grandson with the same name.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Cutler, Harry Gardner (July 23, 1923). "History of Florida: Past and Present, Historical and Biographical". Lewis Publishing Company – via Google Books.
  2. State Library and Archives of Florida. "T.T. Turnbull home - Monticello (photograph)". Florida Memory. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  3. State Library and Archives of Florida. "Monticello High School students - Monticello, Florida (photograph)". Florida Memory. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  4. Tallahassee Democrat from Nov. 14 to Nov. 16, 2014 via

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