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Thomas Handasyd Perkins

Thomas Handasyd Perkins, American merchant, philanthropist. member Massachusetts Senate, 8 terms, Massachusetts House of Representatives, 3 terms.

Background

  • Perkins, Thomas Handasyd was born on December 15, 1764 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James and Elizabeth (Peck) Perkins.

  • Career

    • Partner with brothers in merc. Partner with brother James in firm J. & T. H. Perkins, Boston, 1792-1822, traded with China, chief partner, 1822-1838. President Boston br; General Hospital, Boston Athenaeum, Bunker Hill and National.

    Membership

    Member Massachusetts Senate, 8 terms, Massachusetts House of Representatives, 3 terms.

    Connections

    • Married Sarah Elliot, March 25, 1788, 7 children.
    • father: James Perkins
    • mother: Elizabeth (Peck) Perkins
    • spouse: Sarah Elliot
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    Born December 15, 1764
    Died January 11, 1854
    (aged 89)
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