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George Ellis Palmer
The Michigan Alumnus 296

GEORGE E. PALMER, '30, J.D.'32, a former member of the LAW REVIEW edi
torial board and of the Order of Coif, re
turned to the Michigan Campus in 1946,
 and is now a full Professor of Law. After
 receiving his law degree, he practiced in 
Indianapolis until 1939, when he decided 
to enter the teaching profession. He enrolled at Columbia University and received 
the LL.M degree in 1940. After a year as 
a member of the University of Kansas 
faculty, Professor Palmer went to Wash
ington to serve on the OPA. He was on
 the legal staff there when the late George
 J. Burke, '07l, was General Counsel, and 
he became Associate General Counsel. Professor Palmer returned to the University 
of Kansas faculty for a year before joining 
the faculty at Ann Arbor. Mrs. Palmer is 
the former Ruth Hamersley, a graduate of 
Indiana University, and they have three