John William Palmer

John William Palmer ( born August 20, 1866 Macks Creek, Camden County, Missouri, † November 3, 1958 in Sedalia, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1929 and 1931 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Palmer attended the common schools and taught thereafter in Hickory County itself as a teacher. In 1888 he went into the pharmacy business; later he was 1891-1909 in Climax Springs in general trading. Meanwhile, he studied in the years 1894 and 1895 at the University Medical College in Kansas City Medicine. After qualifying as a doctor he practiced 1895-1908 in Climax Springs in this profession. At the same time Palmer studied at the Lincoln - Jefferson University in Hammond (Indiana) law. After his 1897 was admitted as a lawyer, he worked in Climax Springs and in this profession.

Besides his work as a doctor and a lawyer Palmer began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. Between 1898 and 1902 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Missouri; In 1904 he ran unsuccessfully for the state Senate. In 1909 he moved to Linn Creek, where he was from 1909 to 1915 Attorney in the local Camden County. In 1915 he moved to Sedalia, where he practiced law. In the congressional elections of 1928, Palmer was in the seventh election district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Samuel C. Major on March 4, 1929. Since he lost in 1930 against Major, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1931. In this time of onset of the Great Depression fell.

1931 Palmer came to no avail when that became necessary after the death of Samuel Major congress election. Also unsuccessful was a candidacy in the regular elections of the year 1932. Afterwards he retired from politics. In the following years, Palmer worked as a lawyer. He died on 3 November 1958 at the age of 92 in Sedalia, where he was also buried.