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George Clement Perkins

George Clement Perkins, American senator. member Goodall, Perkins & Company, owners Pacific S.S. Company; Member California Senate, 1869-1876.

Background

  • Perkins, George Clement was born on August 23, 1839 in Kennebunkport, Maine, United States. Son of Clement and Lucinda (Fairfield) Perkins.

  • Education

    • Reared on farm; went to sea at 13, and was cabin boy and sailor until 1855, when he shipped before the mast on a sailing vessel bound for San Francisco, and on arrival there went to Oroville.

    Career

    • Carried on a successful mercantile business, San Francisco. Later engaged in banking, milling, mining and the steamship business. Member Goodall, Perkins & Company, owners Pacific S.S. Company.

      First to introduce steam whalers for Arctic Ocean and operated numerous ships on Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Mexico.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Goodall, Perkins & Company, owners Pacific S.S. Company. Member California Senate, 1869-1876.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth A. Parker, 1864.
    • father: Clement Perkins
    • mother: Lucinda (Fairfield) Perkins
    • spouse: Ruth A. Parker
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    Died February 26, 1923
    (aged 83)
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