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PALMER, Albert Gallatin, clergyman, born in North Stonington, Connecticut, 11 May, 1813. He was ordained to the Baptist ministry in 1834, and, with the exception of brief pastorates in other places, he has spent his ministerial life in preaching to the Baptist church in Stonington borough, Connecticut Madison university has given him the degree of D.D. Besides a large number of published sermons, he is the author of an " Historical (Centennial) Discourse" (1872); and many poems, among them a translation of the " Dies Ire." He has issued a collection of these, with the title "Psalms of Faith and Songs of Life" (Hartford, 1884).--His son," Albert Marshman, theatre-manager, born in North Stonington, Connecticut, 27 July, 1838, was educated at private schools, and graduated at the law-school of the University of New York in 1860. Mr. Palmer never followed the practice of the law, but in 1869, and for several years afterward, served as librarian of the Mercantile library in New York city. In June, 1872, he assumed the management of the Union square theatre in New York, and continued there until 1882. In the spring of that year he retired and went to Europe, whence he returned in 1884 to assume control of the Madison square theatre in New York. This he continues to the present time. He is one of the founders of the "Actors' fund" of America, and is now (1888) its president.
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