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Albert Palmer (Australian politician)

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Preceded by  James McColl
Role  Australian Politician
Nationality  Australian
Died  August 14, 1919

Occupation  Grazier
Succeeded by  William Hill
Name  Albert Palmer
Resigned  August 14, 1919
Albert Palmer (Australian politician)
Political party  Free Trade Party (1906–1909)

Albert Clayton Palmer (1859 – 14 August 1919) was an Australian politician. Born in Melbourne, he received a primary education before becoming a bank clerk and later a flour-miller and grazier. He sat on Euroa Shire Council and was the leader of the Kyabram Reform Movement, a conservative rural group that aimed to reduce the number of state parliamentarians. In 1906 he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Echuca, defeating the sitting member for the abolished Moira, Thomas Kennedy, by just 32 votes. This election was declared void by the Court of Disputed Returns, and Palmer won the subsequent by-election more comfortably. Palmer joined the Commonwealth Liberal Party in 1909 and the Nationalist Party in 1917, and held Echuca until his death in 1919.


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