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Born in Underhill, Nov. 2, 1844, son of Jonah Ferris and Chloe (Mead) Palmer. Educated at Underhill Academy. Admitted to Vermont Bar, 1870; read law with L. F. Wilbur; practiced law in Jericho previous oot 1882; Sioux Falls, S. D., 1881 - 1901; 1904 - 1912 member of the law firm of Palmer and Foster, Burlington. Mr. Foster dying in the later year, Mr. Palmer has continued his practice alone. He was States Attorney Chittenden County, 1876-7; represented Jericho in the Legislature, 1880; assistant U. S. Attorney for Dakota Territory, 1882-4; associate justice of the Supremet Court of Dakota, 1884-8; member of State Senate, South Dakota 1896-7; has been judge of the City Court, Burlington for five years and resides in that city. Judge Palmer was a private in Co. F, 13th Vt. Infantry and was in the battles of Gettysburg, Fairfax Court House and Stuart's Raid in 1863. He m. in 1870 Annie R. Fassett of Jericho, who d., 1901. They had two children: Chloe E. (deceased) and Louie A. In 1905 he m. Mry K. Marshall of New York City. Judge Palmer is an eloquent speaker and a highly respected citizen.


Chauncey H. Hayden, Luther C. Stevens, LaFayette Wilbur and Rev. S. H. Barnum, editors, The History of Jericho Vermont The Free Press Printing Co., Printers and Binders, Burlington, Vt., 1916), p. 232.