Henry Wilber Palmer Edit Profile
He attended Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pennsylvania, and Fort Edward Institute in Fort Edward, New York. He graduated from the National Law School in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1860.
In 1861 he was admitted to the bar in Peekskill, New York, and in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in 1861. He served as prothonotary’s clerk in 1861, and served in the pay department of the Union Army at New Orleans in 1862 and 1863. Palmer was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, and Fifty-ninth Congresses.
He was one of the managers appointed by the United States House of Representatives in 1905 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Charles Swayne, judge of the United States Court for the Northern District of Florida. He was again elected to the Sixty-first Congress. He practiced law until his death in Wilkes-Barre.
Interment in Hollenback Cemetery.
Member Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1872-1873. Member 57th to 59th Congresses (1901-1907) and 61st Congress (1909-1911), 11th Pennsylvania District.
Married Ellen M. Webster September 12, 1861.