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Cyrus Maffet PALMER

(1887-1959)

PALMER, Cyrus Maffet, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pa., February 12, 1887; educated in the public schools of Pottsville and attended the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, Pa., in 1907; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1911 and commenced practice in Pottsville, Pa.; served in the State house of representatives 1916-1920; district attorney of Schuylkill County, Pa., 1920-1927; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth Congress (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1928; resumed the practice of law; alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention at Philadelphia in 1940; elected judge of the common pleas court of Schuylkill County, twenty-first judicial district of Pennsylvania, in 1931; reelected in 1941 and again in 1951; became president judge of the court January 1, 1940, and served until his death in Pottsville, Pa., August 16, 1959; interment in Charles Baber Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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