Alexander Mitchell Palmer

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Palmer, Alexander Mitchell

(pä`mər), 1872–1936, American politician, b. Moosehead, Pa. Admitted (1893) to the bar, he built up a large law practice, became a leader in the state Democratic party, and served (1909–15) in Congress. In 1912, Palmer helped swing the Democratic convention to nominate Woodrow Wilson for President. He was appointed (1913) judge of the U.S. Court of Claims and then (1917) alien-property custodian. As U.S. Attorney General (1919–21), he initiated the notorious "Palmer Raids," in which some 3,000 allegedly subversive aliens were rounded up for deportation. Ultimately only a few hundred were deported; the vast majority were released.

Bibliography

See R. K. Murray, Red Scare: A Study in National Hysteria, 1919–1920 (1955); S. Coben, A. Mitchell Palmer: Politician (1963, repr. 1972).

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The former Manchester United star, 47, joined our crusade after receiving a kidney from nephew Alexander Palmer, 30, when a virus left him on dialysis.
Peter Wrighton was killed on August 5 last year by 24-year-old Alexander Palmer, who had told doctors he had a grudge against dogwalkers because he felt they treated him as nothing.
The popular star, 46, who made 70 appearances for Newcastle between 1993 and 1995 - struggled with his condition for two years before his nephew Alexander Palmer, 29, was found to be the perfect match for a transplant.
The 46-year-old has struggled with his condition for two years before his nephew Alexander Palmer, 29, was found to be the perfect match for a transplant.
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Alexander Palmer is the founder of a new immersive theatre company named Riptide.
Anne Milton,46, initially denied driving a car that veered across the M11 in Essex into the path of Alexander Palmer's vehicle.
And he said getting a new kidney from nephew Alexander Palmer, 29, changed his outlook on life.
Alexander Palmer was charged in the early hours yesterday and appeared at Norwich Magistrates' Court by video-link from the Norfolk Police Investigation Centre in Wymondham.