Palmer, Alexander

Palmer, Alexander (Mitchell)

(1872–1936) lawyer, U.S. representative, cabinet member; born in Moosehead, Pa. A Quaker lawyer, he was a reformer in the House of Representatives (Dem., Pa.; 1909–15). As Alien Property Custodian (1917–19), he confiscated property worth millions of dollars from noncitizens. As U.S. attorney general (1919–21), he launched the notorious "Palmer's raids" to deport aliens and radicals. He then retired to his law practice.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Honorable Mention: Derek Belanger, Daniel Cahill, Phillip Gauthier, Brendan McKeon, Ashley Morse, Rashelle Palmer, Alexander Pendleton, Timothy Phillips, Amanda Pires, Rylie Rockwell, Shawn Sokoloski, Elizabeth Stefanilo and Corey Watson.
Honors: Matthew Balcom, Eric Bazzett, Jennifer Bedard, Derek Belanger, Katelyn Boucher, Thomas Brennick, Daniel Cahill, Nolan Crudele, Nicholas DeSisto, Phillip Gauthier, Alanna Goddard, Carly Hudgins, Heather Hyland, Michael Kogut, Jaime Lepizzera, Ian McCall, Brenda McKeon, Caitlin Merchant, Jill Nyren, Lyndsay Oitker-Smith, Rashelle Palmer, Alexander Pendleton, Amanda Pires, Shawn Robinson, Cory Ronan, Myles Sahagian, Joseph Saporetti, Sophia Shenouda and Felecia Wissekerke.