The funeral for Clarence LeRoy Palmer, a former state legislator and Utah labor leader, will be Friday in the Rose Park 9th Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Mr. Palmer died Monday in Sandy at the age of 83.Mr. Palmer served three terms in the Utah House of Representatives from 1952 to 1958. During his tenure, he served on several major committees, including labor, judiciary, revenue and taxation and municipalities and county affairs committees.
As a Democratic legislator, he worked hard for a state wage and hour act to cover Utah workers not covered by the federal act, and improvement in the workmen's compensation and industrial disease acts and an adequate school program.
In 1943 he was elected president of the Utah Congress of Industrial Organizations. He served in that capacity for 14 years. He resigned from that post to become regional director in Utah for the national Congress of Industrial Organizations.
He then served as a field representative for the AFL-CIO until 1970.
He is survived by three daughters and a son.