On This Date in Legal History

On May 4, 1872, Alexander Mitchell Palmer was born in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.


Alexander Mitchell Palmer

After his admission to the Pennsylvania bar, he practiced as a  lawyer; and from 1909 until 1915, he served in the House of Representatives.  President Woodrow Wilson appointed him “Alien Property Custodian” in 1917, and then on March 5 1919, he appointed him Attorney General of the United States.  He served as Attorney General until March 1921. During his tenure he conducted raids on (and arrested) suspected anarchists– the raids became known as the “Palmer Raids.”  Learn more at https://goo.gl/1muclo.

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Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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