George Herbert Palmer

Philosopher, Author

1842 – 1933

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Who was George Herbert Palmer?

George Herbert Palmer was an American scholar and author, born in Boston. He attended Phillips Academy, Andover, and in 1864 he graduated at Harvard, to which he returned, after study at Tübingen, Germany, and at Andover Theological Seminary, to be tutor in Greek. He became Alford professor of natural religion, moral philosophy, and civil polity at Harvard. In 1887, he married, as his second wife, Alice Freeman Palmer. While at Harvard, Professor Palmer lived in Dana-Palmer House, which now bears his name. Professor Palmer received honorary degrees from the University of Michigan, Union, Dartmouth, Western Reserve, and Harvard.

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Born
Mar 9, 1842
Boston
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
  • Phillips Academy
Employment
  • Harvard University
Lived in
  • Boston
Died
May 8, 1933

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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