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Thomas Witherell Palmer

Thomas Witherell Palmer, American senator. Member Michigan Board of Estimates, Detroit, 1873; member Michigan Senate, 1878, defeated for nomination for Congress, 1876.

Background

  • Palmer, Thomas Witherell was born on January 25, 1830 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Thomas and Mary (Witherell) Palmer.

  • Education

    • Student University of Michigan, class of 1849, Bachelor of Arts, 1876.

    Career

    • Made pedestrian tour in Spain and traveled in S. America. Later a merchant Appleton, Wisconsin. In real estate business, Detroit, 1853-1855.

      Later lumber merchant and mill-owner in Michigan.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Michigan Board of Estimates, Detroit, 1873. Member Michigan Senate, 1878, defeated for nomination for Congress, 1876.

    Connections

    • Married Lizzie Pitts Merrill, October 16, 1855.
    • father: Thomas Palmer
    • mother: Mary (Witherell) Palmer
    • spouse: Lizzie Pitts Merrill
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    Born January 25, 1830
    Died June 1, 1913
    (aged 83)
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