Linwood E. Palmer was born in 1921 in Nobleboro, Maine. His father was the owner of a general store. He went to college at Colby and Andover Newton Theological School. Later, he did graduate work at the University of Maine. Palmer was a prominent legislator and was active in the Republican Party for years. He ran for Secretary of State but did not win. Linwood was a GOP contender for Governor in 1977 but lost in the primary. He served two terms in the House. He was a state official and representative.
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