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Thomas Witherell Palmer

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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.

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