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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Alexander Mitchell Palmer Collection, 1913



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Palmer, A. Mitchell (Alexander Mitchell), 1872-1936
Title: Palmer, Alexander Mitchell, Collection
Dates: 1913
Abstract: 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."
Accession No.: 2011-401
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Sources:

"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.

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Scope and Contents

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."

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Palmer, A. Mitchell (Alexander Mitchell), 1872-1936 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Congress. House.
Subjects
Quotations, American.
Places
Washington (D. C.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alexander Mitchell Palmer Collection, 1913, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Bethany Anderson, December 2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3J416 Quotation, 1913

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