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Palmer, James Croxall

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available

Born in Baltimore and a Dickinson graduate of 1829, Palmer was a distinguished U.S. Naval Surgeon. He was on the United States Exploring Expedition, took part in the Mexican War, and was surgeon aboard the Niagara during the first effort to lay the Atlantic cable. He served with distinction in the Civil War and ended his career as Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy.

Life span: 
06/29/1811 to 04/04/1883
Dickinson Connection: 
Class of 1829


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