Palmer, William Pendleton; manufacturer; born Pittsburgh, June 17, 1861; son of James Stewart and Eleanor Pendleton (Mason) Palmer; graduated Pittsburgh Central High School, 1878; married Mary Boleyn Adams, of Chicago, Aug. 24, 1898; sec’y Carnegie, Phipps & Co., 1887; gem sales agent, 1888-1894, asst. to pres., 1895-1896, Carnegie Steel Co.; second vice pres. Illinois Steel Co., 1896-1898; gen. mgr. and pres. American Steel & Wire Co., 1899 ; pres. Trenton Iron Co., Newburg & S. Shore R. R. Co., American Mining Co.; director Bank of Commerce of North America, Cleveland Trust Co.. Rowfant Bindery Co., H. C. Frick Coke Co.; Chicago, Lake Shore & South Bend Ry. Co.; trustee Lakeside Hospital, Case Library, Western Reserve Historical Society; Republican; Episcopalian; member American Society Civil Engineers, Engineers Society Western Pennsylvania, Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. Clubs: Union, Rowfant, Country, Tavern, Euclid, Mayfield, Athletic, Hermit (Cleveland), Duquesne, Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh), Chicago (Chicago), Engineers, Railroad (New York).