Sir Walter Palmer, 1st Baronet
Palmer was born in Reading, Berkshire the son of George Palmer who founded the firm of Huntley & Palmer, biscuit manufacturers. He was educated at University College, London, and also at the Sorbonne, Paris. He became a director of the firm and was also the first chairman of University College, Reading. In 1900, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Berkshire.
Palmer died at Newbury at the age of 52 and the baronetcy became extinct
Palmer married Jean Craig, daughter of William Young Craig. Their daughter, Gladys, married Bertram Willes Dayrell Brooke, of the family of the White Rajas of Sarawak, titled "His Highness The Tuan Muda of Sarawak" in 1904 and converted to Islam in the 1930s.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir Walter Palmer
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