Douglas Palmer served as Trenton, New Jersey's first African-American mayor from 1990 to 2010. From 2006 to 2008, he was president of the United States Conference of Mayors.
He was born in Trenton and attended Trenton public schools. He then graduated from the Bordentown Military Institute in Bordentown, New Jersey.
Douglas Palmer is a graduate of Virginia's private black college Hampton University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in 1973.
During an interview with Palmer, he shared candid thoughts on leadership:
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