A Mitchell Palmer

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Birthday
4, 1872
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
May 11, 1936 (64)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
4, 1872
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
May 11, 1936 (64)

About

Attorney General from 1919 to 1921 who led the infamous Palmer Raids on accused leftists, anarchists and communists. He was also a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 26th district from 1909 to 1915.

Before Fame

He supported Woodrow Wilson in his 1912 presidential campaign.

Trivia

President Woodrow Wilson appointed him Attorney General, where he took a hard line against progressives.

Family Life

He grew up in Moosehead, PA., son of Samuel Bernard Palmer, an engineer.

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In a lot of ways the hunt for radicals that he orchestrated was repeated a few decades later by Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

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