PALMER, John, (1785 - 1840)


PALMER, John, (uncle of George William Palmer), a Representative from New York; born in Hoosick, Rensselaer County, N.Y., January 29, 1785; completed preparatory studies; graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Plattsburgh, N.Y., in 1810; served as paymaster in the Eighth Regiment, New York Militia, in 1812; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); district attorney 1818-1832; member of the State assembly in 1832; judge of Clinton County from 1832 until 1837, when he resigned; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); was not a candidate for renomination; died in St. Bartholomew, French West Indies, December 8, 1840; interment in St. Bartholomew Cemetery.