Palmer, Herbert James
Herbert James Palmer, lawyer, politician, premier of PEI (b at Charlottetown 26 Aug 1851; d there 22 Dec 1939); son of Edward PALMER. Called to the bar in 1876, appointed Queen's Counsel in 1878, Palmer was elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1900. A Liberal, he became premier in 1911 but was defeated in a by-election 7 months later. He resigned that December and returned to his practice.