Term of Office: 1/5/1971 to 1/1/1973
Occupation: Vice President; Budgeteer Press, Inc.
Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Party Notes: "But it quickly became clear that Palmer was a Republican and intended to caucus with the Conservatives, giving them the 34th vote they needed to maintain control." (Dornfeld, Steven. "Legislature's Opening Day 20 Years Ago Hard to Top for Political Chaos." St. Paul Pioneer Press, January 6, 1991)
Natural Resoures and Environment
His election was contested by Francis LaBrosse over allegations of corrupt campaign practices. Due to a deadlock/tie vote on the Senate floor, he was determined to be entitled to the seat.