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Lucian H. Palmer | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Lucian H. Palmer

Lucian H. Palmer | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Head and shoulders portrait of Lucian (or Lucien) H. Palmer from the 1907 composite image of the Wisconsin Assembly. In 1906, Palmer (a Republican) was the first African American to be elected to the Wisconsin Assembly, serving in 1907.
DESCRIPTION
Head and shoulders portrait of Lucian (or Lucien) H. Palmer from the 1907 composite image of the Wisconsin Assembly. In 1906, Palmer (a Republican) was the first African American to be elected to the Wisconsin Assembly, serving in 1907.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:34888
Creation Date: 1907
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Wisconsin Legislature composite photographs, 1858-1979, 1998
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 120.40 (3), Box 5
Original Dimensions:1 x 2 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
See also Image ID: 142473 1907 WI Blue Book, p. 1161: Milwaukee County, Sixth District, the 3rd, 4th and 7th wards of the city of Milwaukee. Population, 1900: 23,270. Lucian H. Palmer (Rep.) was born in Huntsville, Ala., March 12th, 1855; at the age of seven years he was left without parents; some years later he moved with an older sister to Nashville, Tenn., where he attended the public schools. Later he entered Central Tennessee College, now known as Waldron University, from which institution he graduated in 1876, having worked his way through college. Soon after this he found employment in the Grand Pacific Hotel in Chicago and later became manager of Lakeside Resort at Pewaukee, Wis.; in 1883 he engaged in the business of caterer and continued therein until the panic of 1893; during the next ten years he acted as steward of the Milwaukee Yacht Club; he resigned this position to become superintendent and steward of the Wisconsin state building at the World's Fair held at St. Louis; at the time of his election he was steward of the Passadena Flats in Milwaukee. He has held appointive positions such as "U.S. Weigher of Mails," "Commissioner for Negro Exhibits at the New Orleans Exposition," "Census Enumerator," "Checking Clerk in the U.S. Marshall's Office" and "Messenger of the U.S. District Court;" he is at present a trustee of St. Mark's A.M.E. Church; was elected member of the assembly in 1906, receiving 1,668 votes against 1,601 votes cast for T.F. Ramsey (Dem.) and 507 votes for Joseph Sultaire (Soc. Dem.).
SUBJECTS
Suits (Clothing)
African Americans
Indoor photography
Men
Moustache
Neckties
Portrait photography
Legislators
Politicians
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

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