Swante Palm was born today in Sweden, as Swante Magnus Swenson, February 24 (actual life dates 1816-1896) and came to Texas in 1838. He became a major planter and rancher (SMS brand), operated an immigration service, a mercantile business, and a financial house, served as a public official, promoted the Unionist cause, and seriously boosted UT's library with donation. Swante Palm was a truly magnificent person.
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