Albert Palmer (American politician)
|29th Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts|
January 1, 1883 – January 7, 1884
|Preceded by||Samuel A. Green|
|Succeeded by||Augustus P. Martin|
|Member of the
Massachusetts State Senate
1875 – 1880
|Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
First Norfolk District
1872 – 1874
|Born||January 17, 1831
Candia, New Hampshire
|Died||May 21, 1887(aged 56)|
|Political party||Republican to 1879, Democratic|
|Spouse(s)||Martha Ann Newell|
|Children||Joseph Newell Palmer, born January 1, 1865;
Wilson Newell Palmer, born July 7, 1867.
|Alma mater||Phillips Exeter, Dartmouth College|
Albert Palmer (January 17, 1831 – May 21, 1887) was an American schoolteacher, businessman, and politician from Candia New Hampshire, and Boston, Massachusetts, who served as mayor of Boston from January 1, 1883 to January 7, 1884.
After he left teaching Palmer was engaged in the ice business in Boston with Nathan B. Prescott. under the name Prescott and Palmer. In 1872 the Jamaica Pond Ice Company was formed from the amalgamation of the Prescott and Palmer Ice Company and three other firms. Palmer served as the treasure and later president of the Jamaica Pond Ice Company.
1881 campaign for Mayor
1882 election as Mayor
In the Boston city election held on December 12, 1882, Palmer was elected Mayor, with a majority of 2,187 votes over Dr. Samuel A. Green, the candidate of the Republican and Citizens parties.
- Lund, Joseph W.:, Seventh Report of the Class of 1890 of Harvard College 1920 Thirtieth Anniversary, Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, p. 126, (1921).
- Mayors of Boston: An Illustrated Epitome of who the Mayors Have Been and What they Have Done, Boston, MA: State Street Trust Company, Page 37, (1914).
- The Boston Evening Transcript (December 13, 1882), The Democrats Win. ALBERT PALMER ELECTED MAYOR OF BOSTON BY A MAJORITY OF 2187—A DEMOCRATIC CITY COUNCIL AND SCHOOL BOARD., Boston, Massachusetts: The Boston Evening Transcript, p. 2.
- State Street Trust Company (1914), Mayors of Boston: An Illustrated Epitome of who the Mayors Have Been and What they Have Done, Boston, MA: State Street Trust Company, p. 37.
- Harvard Alumni Bulletin: Volume 43, Issue 3 (1940), Joseph Newell Palmer, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Alumni Association, p. 171.
- Palmer, Frank (1896), A Brief Genealogical History of the Ancestors and Descendants of Deacon Stephen Palmer, of Candia, Rockingham County, N.H.: With Some Account of the Other Lines of Descent From His Original American Ancestor, Thomas Palmer, one of the Founders of Rowley, Mass., In 1639, Brooklyn, New York: Riverside Press, p. 73.
- Lund, Joseph W. (1921), Seventh Report of the Class of 1890 of Harvard College 1920 Thirtieth Anniversary, Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, p. 126.
- Palmer, Wilson (1905), Reminiscences of Candia, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Riverside Press, p. 2.
- Moore, Jacob Bailey (1893), History of the Town of Candia, Rockingham County, N.H.: from its First Settlement to the Present Time, Manchester, New Hampshire: G. W. Browne, p. 320.
- Palmer, Wilson (1905), Reminiscences of Candia, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Riverside Press, p. 123.
- Ice and refrigeration: Volume 7 Southern Ice Exchange (July 1894), An Old Firm Name Gone, Chicago, Illinois: H. S. Rich & Co., p. 29.
|29th Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
Augustus Pearl Martin