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Charles Turnbull
6th Governor of the United States Virgin Islands
In office
January 4, 1999 – January 1, 2007
Lieutenant Gerard Luz James
Vargrave Richards
Preceded by Roy Schneider
Succeeded by John de Jongh
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Charles Wesley Turnbull

(1935-02-05)February 5, 1935
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, U.S.
Died July 3, 2022(2022-07-03) (aged 87)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Democratic

Charles Wesley Turnbull (February 5, 1935 – July 3, 2022) was an American politician, educator and historian who served as the sixth elected Governor of the United States Virgin Islands from 1999 to 2007.


Charles Wesley Turnbull was born on February 6, 1935 in the island of St. Thomas to John Wesley Turnbull and Ruth Ann Eliza Skelton of Tortola. Prior to being elected governor in 1998, he was a professor at the University of the Virgin Islands, Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner of the territorial Department of Education, principal and assistant principal of Charlotte Amalie High School, and a teacher in elementary and secondary schools. He was a graduate of Hampton University, earning bachelor's and master's degrees. He earned a doctorate degree in Educational Administration from the University of Minnesota in 1976.

During his tenure as governor, Turnbull served as a member of the National Governors Association, the Southern Governors' Association, and the Democratic Governors Association.

Turnbull was prohibited from seeking re-election in 2006 due to term limits. His term of office expired on January 1, 2007, and he was succeeded by John de Jongh. Turnbull served as a member of the Virgin Islands Fifth Constitutional Convention.

Turnbull died in Washington, D.C., on July 3, 2022, at the age of 87.

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