Long before “Save the Earth” became part of our common lexicon, Robert “Bob” Palmer, a professional engineer and natural resources analyst, was an outspoken advocate for the ecological imperatives facing our planet. Bob, as he was fondly known, died peacefully in his home in Ormond Beach, Florida, July 12, 2021 with family at his side. Bob was 98.
Bob was an educator, a consultant, a researcher and author of many technical publications and the book “Courts without Justice,” a call for judicial reform in the bankruptcy courts.
In 1953 Bob began his career at UNH. Bob was an adjunct professor of Soil and Water Science at the University of New Hampshire. He was chair of the Agricultural Engineering Department from 1953 to 1957 and concurrently held a position with the US Department of Agriculture in the Agricultural Research Service as Project Administrator.
A man of astounding energy and zest for life, who never “retired,” he was engaged with family and friends until his last days. Interests and pursuits compelling Bob's outspoken concerns included natural resources, economics, education, civic responsibilities, government, justice and equality for all citizens.