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Dr. Deborah Ann Turner
(In Memoriam)

President | League of Women Voters of the United States

Dr. Deborah Ann Turner enjoyed a career spanning across three decades prior to her retirement in 2022, demonstrating expertise in gynecology, medical education and social advocacy. Diversified in several vocational paths, she served as an associate medical director at Planned Parenthood of North Central States, as well as in clinical faculty appointments at the University of Iowa, the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Nebraska. Likewise, she dedicated significant time to the League of Women Voters of the United States as its president, chair of the diversity, equity and inclusion committee, and member of the finance and governance committee. Recognized extensively for her prowess in medicine, women’s rights and civic service, Dr. Turner was honored with the Gertrude E. Rush Award from the National Bar Association, the Louise Rosenfield Noun Visionary Award from the Young Women’s Resource Center, and the Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award from The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, citing the lattermost accolade as a career highlight. Spending much of her career as a board-certified gynecological oncologist, she holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Iowa. Dr. Turner passed away on January 28, 2024, but her legacy will continue.

Marquis Legacy Video

Dr. Turner’s career journey was documented in a legacy video, shining light on her tenure as an gynecological oncologist and civic leader.

Marquis Voiceover Video

Dr. Turner was featured exclusively in a voiceover video by Marquis Who’s Who, highlighting her vocational efforts.

Millennium Magazine

In recognition of her success, Dr. Turner was featured in the 12th edition of Millennium, A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine.

Insight Magazine

Demonstrating her expertise, Dr. Turner graced her cover of the fifth edition of Insight magazine in Spring 2023.

Fortune Magazine

Dr. Turner was selected for inclusion in the December 2022/January 2023 national issue of Fortune Magazine.

The Wall Street Journal (February 2023)

Distinguished among her peers, Dr. Turner stood out in the Minneapolis edition of The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

The Wall Street Journal (August 2023)

Dr. Turner earned placement in the Central edition of The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.

The Wall Street Journal (September 2022)

Dr. Turner was selected for placement in the Central edition of The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, detailing her receipt of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Marquis Newsletter (Summer 2022)

Celebrating her achievements, Dr. Turner’s career was discussed in a comprehensive newsletter in Summer 2022.

Marquis Newsletter (Winter 2023)

Dr. Turner’s prowess in health care, government and leadership was honored in a newsletter by Marquis Who’s Who in Winter 2023.

Marquis Newsletter (Summer 2023)

Dr. Turner offered advice to the future generation of leaders in a newsletter in Summer 2023.

Marquis Newsletter (Winter 2024)

Learn more about Dr. Turner in her Winter 2024 newsletter from Marquis Who’s Who.

Marquis Timeline (2022)

To attest to her longevity in the field, Dr. Turner’s endeavors were documented in a timeline of professional milestones in 2022.

Marquis Timeline (2024)

In light of her exceptional undertakings, Dr. Turner was honored with an updated timeline of professional milestones in 2024.

Who's Who of Top Executives

Dr. Turner was named to Who’s Who of Top Executives in 2021, serving as a testament to her excellence in government, politics and health care.

Who's Who of Professional Women

Recognized among her peers, Dr. Turner was inducted into Who’s Who of Professional Women in 2022.

Who's Who of Industry Leaders

Impressively, Dr. Turner was selected for inclusion among Who’s Who of Industry Leaders in 2022.

Worldwide Humanitarian Award

For her efforts in public service and health care, Dr. Turner was bestowed with the Worldwide Humanitarian Award from Marquis Who’s Who in 2022.

Marquis Radio Interview

Dr. Turner shared her wealth of knowledge with Marquis Who’s Who in an exclusive radio interview in 2023.

Personal Website

Peruse Dr. Turner’s personal website for information regarding her life, career, education, philanthropic involvement and accolades.

Times Square Press Release

In August 2023, Dr. Turner was featured prominently in Times Square, New York. Her inclusion was accompanied by a press release, describing her vocational accomplishments.

Marquis Press Release

Dr. Turner’s induction into the Marquis Who’s Who biographical registry was detailed in a press release in May 2023.



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