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  Palmer, John McAuley
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  1885-01-01  
 
NameJohn McAuley Palmer
Address
Carlinville, Illinois , United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born September 13, 1817
DiedSeptember 25, 1900 (83 years)
ContributorRP
Last ModifedRBH
Jun 23, 2015 03:17am
Tags Libertarian - Anti-Labor -
Infoborn at Eagle Creek, Scott County, Ky., September 13, 1817; moved with his family to Madison County, Ill., in 1831; attended the common schools of Kentucky and Illinois; in 1834 entered Alton (later Shurtleff) College, where he remained two years; taught school, peddled clocks, and studied law 1835-1838; was admitted to the bar in 1839 and practiced in Carlinville, Ill., 1839-1861; probate judge of Macoupin County in 1843 and 1847; member of the State constitutional convention in 1847; county judge 1849-1852; member, State senate 1852-1854, 1856; unsuccessful Republican candidate for Congress in 1859; presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1860; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; during the Civil War was appointed colonel of the Fourteenth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry in 1861, and was mustered out as a major general in 1866; settled in Springfield, Ill., in 1867; Republican Governor of Illinois 1869-1873; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1888; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1891, to March 3, 1897; chairman, Committee on Pensions (Fifty-third Congress); was not a candidate for reelection in 1896; resumed the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for president of the United States as a Gold Democrat in 1896; died in Springfield, Ill., September 25, 1900; interment in Carlinville City Cemetery, Carlinville, Ill.


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Importance? 9.00000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Melinda Ann Neeley Palmer Dec 20, 1842-May 09, 1885
Wife Hannah Lamb Kimball Palmer 00, 1888-Sep 25, 1900
Daughter Margaret Ellen Palmer Jayne 0000-
Daughter Elizabeth Ann Palmer Matthews 1845-
Son John Mayo Palmer 1848-
Daughter Harriet Melinda Palmer Crabbe 1858-
Daughter Jessie L. Palmer 1861-
Son Lewis James Palmer 1863-

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  01/11/1897 US President Lost 0.00% (-60.63%)
  11/03/1896 AL US President Lost 3.32% (-64.12%)
  11/03/1896 IA US President Lost 0.87% (-54.60%)
  11/03/1896 MS US President Lost 1.47% (-89.57%)
  11/03/1896 OR US President Lost 1.00% (-49.03%)
  11/03/1896 WV US President Lost 0.34% (-51.89%)
  11/03/1896 CA US President Lost 0.58% (-48.58%)
  11/03/1896 KS US President Lost 0.36% (-50.95%)
  11/03/1896 MO US President Lost 0.35% (-53.60%)
  11/03/1896 PA US President Lost 0.92% (-60.06%)
  11/03/1896 WI US President Lost 1.02% (-58.91%)
  11/03/1896 CT US President Lost 2.49% (-60.75%)
  11/03/1896 KY US President Lost 1.14% (-47.79%)
  11/03/1896 NE US President Lost 1.29% (-50.24%)
  11/03/1896 RI US President Lost 2.13% (-66.21%)
  11/03/1896 DE US President Lost 2.51% (-50.67%)
  11/03/1896 LA US President Lost 1.82% (-74.56%)
  11/03/1896 NH US President Lost 4.21% (-64.45%)
  11/03/1896 SC US President Lost 1.20% (-84.10%)
  11/03/1896 FL US President Lost 3.82% (-66.64%)
  11/03/1896 ME US President Lost 1.58% (-66.32%)
  11/03/1896 NJ US President Lost 1.72% (-57.95%)
  11/03/1896 TN US President Lost 0.61% (-51.48%)
  11/03/1896 GA US President Lost 2.26% (-55.52%)
  11/03/1896 MD US President Lost 1.00% (-53.73%)
  11/03/1896 NY US President Lost 1.33% (-56.25%)
  11/03/1896 TX US President Lost 0.93% (-67.52%)
  11/03/1896 CO US President Lost 0.00% (-84.95%)
  11/03/1896 IL US President Lost 0.58% (-55.08%)
  11/03/1896 MA US President Lost 2.93% (-66.60%)
  11/03/1896 NC US President Lost 0.17% (-52.58%)
  11/03/1896 VT US President Lost 2.11% (-78.32%)
  11/03/1896 US President National Vote Lost 0.96% (-50.05%)
  11/03/1896 IN US President Lost 0.34% (-50.48%)
  11/03/1896 MN US President Lost 0.94% (-55.68%)
  11/03/1896 OH US President Lost 0.18% (-51.67%)
  11/03/1896 VA US President Lost 0.72% (-51.78%)
  09/03/1896 US President - National Dem Convention Won 87.20% (+74.41%)
  03/12/1891 IL US Senate Won 50.49% (+5.39%)
  01/23/1889 IL US Senate Lost 41.33% (-17.35%)
  11/06/1888 IL Governor Lost 46.03% (-4.47%)
  01/16/1883 IL US Senate Lost 47.03% (-5.94%)
  11/05/1872 US Vice President Lost 0.85% (-80.40%)
  05/04/1872 US Vice President - LR Convention Lost 0.87% (-46.56%)
  02/22/1872 US President - Labor Reform Convention Lost 2.06% (-49.74%)
  11/03/1868 IL Governor Won 55.57% (+11.14%)
  05/06/1868 IL Governor-R Convention Won 63.27% (+40.32%)
  05/26/1864 IL Governor-R Convention Lost 10.87% (-53.45%)
  02/01/1861 Washington Peace Convention - Delegate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1859 IL District 06-Special Lost 41.06% (-17.88%)
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