Abraham John Palmer
Abraham John Palmer, M.D., (1847 - April 17, 1922) was a physician and a Methodist minister, and a member of the New York Legislature from Ulster, New York who was a member of Theodore Roosevelt's Progressive Party.
He was elected in 1913 to the New York Legislature as the representative from Ulster, New York. In April, 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. He died on April 17, 1922.
- "Third Party Runs Third In Ulster". New York Times. October 23, 1912. Retrieved 2010-07-09. "Dr. Abraham J. Palmer, who was nominated for the State Senate by the Progressives, and afterward endorsed by the Republicans ..."
- Electrical World. 1914. "A bill introduced in the New York Legislature by Senator A. J. Palmer, of Ulster, and Assemblyman S. Sufrin, of New York City, Progressives, limits the grant of fixed-period public-utility franchises to twenty-five years and of indeterminate permits to a maximum of fifty years. It also provides for the repeal of abandoned franchises and recovery of control of unlimited or perpetual franchises heretofore granted."
- "Dr. Abraham J. Palmer". New York Times. April 19, 1922. Retrieved 2010-07-09. "Dr. Abraham J. Palmer, widely known as a lecturer and Methodist minister, died suddenly Monday night at his home, ..."