Title: Senator Abraham J, Palmer of New York, Postcard, at Lookout Mountain, April 30, 1914, Andersonville Loving Cup on verso

Catalog Number: 2017.015.0001

Date (Years): 1914


Senator Abraham J, Palmer was elected in November 1912 as a Progressive with Republican endorsement to the New York State Senate (27th D.) and was a member of the 136th and 137th New York State Legislatures in 1913 and 1914. In April of 1913, he introduced a bill in the New York Legislature to repeal public utility franchises of all types after a term of twenty-five years. In February 1914, he announced that he would not vote with the Progressives anymore after a combination of Democratic and Progressive legislators had elected Homer D. Call as State Treasurer. He died on April 17, 1922.

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The Andersonville Loving Cup

INSCRIPTION: Presented to Senator Abraham J. Palmer of New York, Chairman of the Andersonville Monument Dedication Commission, by his comrades on the trip as a token of their love and esteem. Procured at Richmond, Va., April 27th, and presented within the Prison Stockade, at Andersonville, Ga., April 29. 1914.

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