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Albert Palmer (American politician)

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Preceded by  Samuel A. Green
Died  1887
Majority  2,187
Spouse  Martha Newell

Name  Albert Palmer
Political party  Democratic Party
Role  American politician
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Children  Joseph Newell Palmer, born January 1, 1865; Wilson Newell Palmer, born July 7, 1867.
Alma mater  Phillips Exeter, Dartmouth College
Profession  Schoolteacher; Ice business
Education  Phillips Exeter Academy, Dartmouth College

Succeeded by  Augustus Pearl Martin

Albert Palmer (January 17, 1831 – May 21, 1887) was an American schoolteacher, businessman, and politician from Candia New Hampshire, and Boston, Massachusetts, who served as mayor of Boston from January 1, 1883 to January 7, 1884.


Early life

Palmer was born in Candia, New Hampshire, he was the seventh of eleven children born to Joseph and Abigail Palmer.


Palmer graduated from Phillips Exeter, and from Dartmouth College in 1858.

Family life

Palmer married Martha Ann Newell, they had two children Joseph Newell Palmer, born January 1, 1865 and Wilson Newell Palmer, born July 7, 1867.

Teaching career

Palmer taught at the Boston Latin School, and in the schools of West Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Business career

After he left teaching Palmer was engaged in the ice business in Boston with Nathan B. Prescott. under the name Prescott and Palmer. In 1872 the Jamaica Pond Ice Company was formed from the amalgamation of the Prescott and Palmer Ice Company and three other firms. Palmer served as the treasure and later president of the Jamaica Pond Ice Company.

1881 campaign for Mayor

In the 1881 mayoral election Palmer was defeated by Dr. Samuel A. Green.

1882 election as Mayor

In the Boston city election held on December 12, 1882, Palmer was elected Mayor, with a majority of 2,187 votes over Dr. Samuel A. Green, the candidate of the Republican and Citizens parties.


Albert Palmer (American politician) Wikipedia