Palmer, A. Mitchell (Alexander Mitchell), 1872-1936

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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.

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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 .

From the guide to the Palmer, Alexander Mitchell, Collection 2011-401., 1913, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn R. C. Leffingwell Letterbooks, 1917-1920 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939. Albert Rosenthal papers, 1860-1940. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Joseph P. Tumulty Papers, 1898-1969, (bulk 1913-1940) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Gregory, Thomas Watt, 1861-1933. Thomas Watt Gregory papers, 1896-1933 (bulk 1919-1933). Library of Congress
creatorOf Palmer, A. Mitchell (Alexander Mitchell), 1872-1936. ALS, 1922 March 1 : Washington, DC to Rollins Lewis. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Andrew J. Volstead and family papers., 1868-1955 (bluk 1920-1922). Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Williams, John Sharp, 1854-1932. Papers of John Sharp Williams, 1902-1924 (bulk 1914-1924). Library of Congress
referencedIn Civil Service Reform Association (New York, N.Y.). Civil Service Reform Association records, 1880-1947. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Weinberger, Harry, 1888-. Harry Weinberger papers, 1915-1944 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Office of Chief Engineer. Records, 1862-1976 (bulk 1885-1965). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Daniel C. Roper Papers David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Butler, Jessee H. Suffragists. California State University, Long Beach
creatorOf Palmer, Alexander Mitchell, Collection 2011-401., 1913 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Long, Breckinridge, 1881-1958. Breckinridge Long papers, 1486-1948 (bulk 1910-1948). Library of Congress
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Palmer, A. Mitchell (Alexander Mitchell), 1872-1936. Letter to Claude R. Porter. Washington, DC. 1919 Jul. 3. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Volstead, Andrew John, 1860-1947. Andrew J. Volstead and family papers, 1868-1955. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. Woodrow Wilson papers, 1786-1957 (bulk 1876-1924). Library of Congress
referencedIn Polk, Frank Lyon, 1871-1943. Frank Lyon Polk papers, 1883-1942 (inclusive), 1915-1921 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn FBI files on Sacco and Vazetti, 1920-1927. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Woodrow Wilson Papers, 1786-1957, (bulk 1876-1924) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Thomas Watt Gregory Papers, 1896-1933, (bulk 1919-1933) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Tumulty, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1879-1954. Papers of Joseph P. Tumulty, 1898-1969 (bulk 1913-1940). Library of Congress
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Frank Lyon Polk papers, 1883-1942 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Breckinridge Long Papers, 1486-1948, (bulk 1910-1948) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Photographs of Attorneys General
referencedIn Leffingwell, R. C. (Russell Cornell), 1878-1960. R.C. Leffingwell letterbooks, 1917-1920. Library of Congress
referencedIn Greenman, Elbert, 1862-1954. Democratic Party political speeches, quotations, pamphlets, etc. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn John Sharp Williams Papers, 1902-1924, (bulk 1914-1924) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Williams, John Skelton, 1865-1926. Papers of John Skelton Williams [manuscript], 1884-1926. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Records of the Office of Alien Property. 1878 - 1966. Case Records of the Alien Property Custodian
referencedIn Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Louisiana political ephemera, 1860-1920. Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
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Birth 1872-05-04

Death 1936-05-11

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