Albert Palmer (American politician)

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Albert Palmer
Albert Palmer mayor of Boston.png
29th Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
In office
January 1, 1883 – January 7, 1884
Preceded by Samuel A. Green
Succeeded by Augustus P. Martin
Majority 2,187[1]
Member of the
Massachusetts State Senate[2]
In office
1875[2] – 1880[2]
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
First Norfolk District
In office
1872[2] – 1874[2]
Personal details
Born January 17, 1831
Candia, New Hampshire
Died May 21, 1887(1887-05-21) (aged 56)[2]
Political party Republican to 1879, Democratic[2]
Spouse(s) Martha Ann Newell[3]
Children Joseph Newell Palmer, born January 1, 1865;[4]
Wilson Newell Palmer, born July 7,[5] 1867.[4]
Alma mater Phillips Exeter, Dartmouth College[2]
Profession Schoolteacher;[2]
Ice business[4]

Albert Palmer (January 17, 1831 – May 21, 1887) was an American schoolteacher,[2] businessman,[2] and politician from Candia New Hampshire, and Boston, Massachusetts, who served as mayor of Boston from January 1, 1883 to January 7, 1884.

Early life[edit]

Palmer was born in Candia, New Hampshire, he was the seventh[4] of eleven children[6] born to Joseph and Abigail[4] Palmer.[7]

Education[edit]

Palmer graduated from Phillips Exeter,[2] and from Dartmouth College[2] in 1858.[4][8]

Family life[edit]

Palmer married Martha Ann Newell,[3] they had two children Joseph Newell Palmer, born January 1, 1865[3][4] and Wilson Newell Palmer, born July 7,[5] 1867.[4]

Teaching career[edit]

Palmer taught at the Boston Latin School,[2][7] and in the schools of West Cambridge, Massachusetts.[2][4]

Business career[edit]

After he left teaching Palmer was engaged in the ice business[7] in Boston[4] with Nathan B. Prescott.[8] 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.[9] Palmer served as the treasure[2] and later president[2] of the Jamaica Pond Ice Company.

Mayor Palmer.

1881 campaign for Mayor[edit]

In the 1881 mayoral election Palmer was defeated by Dr. Samuel A. Green.[1][2]

1882 election as Mayor[edit]

In the Boston city election held on December 12, 1882,[1] Palmer was elected Mayor,[1] with a majority of 2,187 votes over Dr. Samuel A. Green, the candidate of the Republican and Citizens parties.[1]

References[edit]

  • 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).

End notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 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. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r 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. 
  3. ^ a b c Harvard Alumni Bulletin: Volume 43, Issue 3 (1940), Joseph Newell Palmer, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Alumni Association, p. 171. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j 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. 
  5. ^ a b 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. 
  6. ^ Palmer, Wilson (1905), Reminiscences of Candia, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Riverside Press, p. 2. 
  7. ^ a b c 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. 
  8. ^ a b Palmer, Wilson (1905), Reminiscences of Candia, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Riverside Press, p. 123. 
  9. ^ Ice and refrigeration: Volume 7 Southern Ice Exchange (July 1894), An Old Firm Name Gone, Chicago, Illinois: H. S. Rich & Co., p. 29. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Samuel Green
29th Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
1883
Succeeded by
Augustus Pearl Martin