Born in Belfast, Ireland, Palmer came to New Zealand as an infant. He was educated at Auckland Grammar School and was a lawyer at Paeroa. Later, Jackson Palmer was chief judge of the Native Land Court.
Member of Parliament
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Jackson Palmer represented the Waitemata (1890–1893) and Ohinemuri (1899–1902) electorates in the New Zealand House of Representatives. In-between he unsuccessfully contested a by-election for the Waitemata seat in 1894, which was won by future Prime Minister William Massey.
- Cyclopedia Company Limited (1902). "Paeroa". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Auckland Provincial District. Christchurch: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand. p. 838. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
- A Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, Edited by G.H. Scholefield, Vol. 2, page 146, 1940, Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 225. OCLC 154283103.
- "Waitemata Election". Thames Adviser. XXVI (7794). 13 April 1894. p. 2. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
- NZPD, Vol. 70, pp.29-30, 28 January 1891; Wilson, p.225 & Hamer, p.365
- Palmer's letter to John Ballance, Ballance Papers, Folder 12, 23 November 1891
- "Deaths". The Dominion. 16 August 1919. p. 1. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- "Cemeteries search". Wellington City Council. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- Hamer, David A. (1988). The New Zealand Liberals: The Years of Power, 1891–1912. Auckland: Auckland University Press. ISBN 1-86940-014-3.
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|Member of Parliament for Waitemata
|Member of Parliament for Ohinemuri