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PALMER, William Adams, senator, born in Hebron, Connecticut, 12 September, 1791; died in Danville, Vermont, 3 December, 1860. He was graduated at the University of Vermont in 1817, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began to practise in Vermont. He served for eight years in the legislature, during two of which he was state senator, was clerk of courts, and afterward judge of the probate of the county court, and of the supreme court in 1816-'18. He was elected a United States senator in place of James Fisk, serving from 16 November, 1818, till 3 March, 1825. Mr. Palmer was a delegate to the State constitutional conventions of 1828 and 1835, and was governor of Vermont from 1831 till 1835:
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