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Palmer, William Jackson

in American National Biography Online


Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697

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railroad builder, was born in Leipsic, Delaware, the son of John Palmer, a farmer and merchant, and Matilda Jackson. He attended Quaker schools and Philadelphia public schools through age sixteen, when he entered business, gaining experience in coal mining and railroad construction.

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