|Member of the Australian Parliament|
12 December 1906 – 14 August 1919
|Preceded by||James McColl|
|Succeeded by||William Hill|
|Died||14 August 1919 (aged 59–60)|
|Political party||Anti-Socialist (1906–09) |
Albert Clayton Palmer (1859 – 14 August 1919) was an Australian politician. Born in Melbourne, he received a primary education before becoming a bank clerk and later a flour-miller and grazier. He sat on Euroa Shire Council and was the leader of the Kyabram Reform Movement, a conservative rural group that aimed to reduce the number of state parliamentarians. In 1906 he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Echuca, defeating the sitting member for the abolished Moira, Thomas Kennedy, by just 32 votes. This election was declared void by the Court of Disputed Returns, and Palmer won the subsequent by-election more comfortably. Palmer joined the Commonwealth Liberal Party in 1909 and the Nationalist Party in 1917, and held Echuca until his death in 1919.
- Carr, Adam. "1906 legislative election: House of Representatives: Victoria". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
- Kennedy v Palmer  HCA 21, (1907) 4 CLR 1481.
- Carr, Adam. "House of Representatives: by-elections 1906-10". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
- Carr, Adam. "House of Representatives: by-elections 1917-19". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
|Parliament of Australia|
| Member for Echuca
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