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