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Charlottetown in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces

Edward Palmer

1809 - 1889

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By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
1. Edward Palmer Marker
Inscription.  English:
Born in Charlottetown and called to the bar in 1831, Palmer was a member of the legislature (1835-60), and of the Legislative Council (1860-73). Between 1848 and 1873 he held several cabinet posts, including that of President of the Council (1859-63). A delegate to the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences, he opposed Confederation at the outset but, in 1873, threw his support behind the Union movement. Appointed Judge of the Queen's County Court in 1873, he became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Province in the following year. He died at Charlottetown.

Avocat et Père de la Confédération, Palmer est né à Charlottetown et fut admis au Barreau en 1831. Il fut député à l'Assemblée législative (1835- 1860) et conseiller législatif (1860-1873). Entre 1848 et 1873, il occupa plusieurs postes au sein du Cabinet, notamment celui de président du Conseil (1859-1863). Délégué aux Conférences de Charlottetown et de Québec, il s'opposa à la Confédération. En 1873, il révisa ses positions. Nommé juge à la Cour du comté de Queen's cette année-là, il devint juge en chef de la Cour suprême de la Province
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
2. Edward Palmer Marker
l'année suivante. Il mourut à Charlottetown.
Erected 1939 by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
Location. 46° 14.114′ N, 63° 7.554′ W. Marker is in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker can be reached from Richmond Street just from Great George Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 165 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel John Hamilton Gray (here, next to this marker); Andrew Archibald Macdonald (here, next to this marker); Thomas Heath Haviland (here, next to this marker); William Henry Pope (here, next to this marker); Edward Whelan (here, next to this marker); George Coles (here, next to this marker); A BIG Year / Une année CRUCIALE (within shouting distance of this marker); Province House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottetown.
More about this marker. This marker is one of seven "Fathers of Confederation" markers located at the northeast corner of Provincial House.
Also see . . .  Edward Palmer. Edward Palmer played a prominent role in the public life
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Public Domain
3. Edward Palmer
of Prince Edward Island for more than half a century. It is as a politician that he particularly deserves to be remembered, and as such he was, for most of his career, primarily a parliamentarian rather than a popular tribune. His strengths within the legislature were rooted in his legal training, experience, and knowledge. In debate he displayed considerable ability to find apparent inconsistencies in opponents’ arguments, a forensic skill no doubt intimately related to his frequent litigation work.
(Submitted on January 12, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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