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Cyrus Maffet Palmer

Cyrus Maffet Palmer (February 12, 1887 – August 16, 1959) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Cyrus M. Palmer was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1907. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1911 and commenced practice in Pottsville. He served in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1916 to 1920, and served as district attorney of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, from 1920 to 1927.

Palmer was elected as a Republican to the Seventieth Congress, and was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1928. After his time in Congress, he resumed the practice of law. He was an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention at Philadelphia in 1940.

Palmer was elected judge of the common pleas court of Schuylkill County, twenty-first judicial district of Pennsylvania, in 1931, and reelected in 1941 and 1951. He became president judge of the court January 1, 1940, and served until his death in Pottsville. He was buried in Charles Baber Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Cyrus M. Palmer (id: P000037)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George F. Brumm
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
George F. Brumm