American Democratic politician who served as Mayor of Trenton, New Jersey from 1990 to 2010. He was the first African-American to serve as the city's mayor.
He studied Business Management at Hampton University in eastern Virginia.
He joined the bipartisan Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition.
He married Christiana Foglio-Palmer. They welcomed a daughter, Laila Rose, in 2002.
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg chaired the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition to which Palmer belonged.