Francis W. Palmer (1827-1902)

Francis Wayland Palmer learned the printing trade as a boy and went on to be not just an editor and publisher but a politician as well. In New York, he owned The Jamestown Journal (1848-58) and was a member of the state assembly (1853-1854). He moved to Iowa in 1858 and became an owner and editor of the Dubuque Times and was also appointed the State Printer of Iowa (1861-1869). Palmer then bought the Iowa State Register. He was elected as a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa (1868-1873). President Hayes appointed him to be the postmaster for Chicago (1877-1885). Finally, he served as the public printer of the United States from 1889 until 1894 and again from 1897 until 1905.

Date:
1870 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES04676
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1047px
Width:
893px
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