A Guide to the Alexander Mitchell Palmer Collection, 1913
Born to Samuel Bernard Palmer and Caroline Albert in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Alexander Mitchell Palmer (1872-1936) attended the Moravian Parochial School in Bethlehem before graduating from Swarthmore College in 1891. The following year, he became a stenographer in the 43rd Judicial District and was admitted to the bar in 1893. After establishing a law practice in Stroudsburg, Palmer worked as the director of several banks and companies. In 1909, he was elected as a Democrat to Congress and later served as a delegate to the 1912 and 1916 Democratic National Convention as well as a member of the Democratic National Committee from 1912 to 1921. In 1919, Palmer was appointed Attorney General. Following his retirement in 1921, he practiced law until his death in 1936.
"A. Mitchell Palmer." NNDB. Accessed December 20, 2011. http://www.nndb.com/people/233/000166732/.
"Palmer, Alexander Mitchell." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed December 20, 2011. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=p000035.
The Alexander Mitchell Palmer Collection, 1913, consists of a handwritten and signed quotation: "The greater the tasks we have to perform the greater will be the opportunities for our own development."
This collection is open for research use.
Alexander Mitchell Palmer Collection, 1913, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Bethany Anderson, December 2011.
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