George Clement Perkins Edit Profile
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.
He also served in the California State Senate. He was the third-longest serving senator in California history, after Hiram Johnson and Alan Cranston, serving 22 years. He was criticized by some for supporting business too much during his time in the Senate.
During Perkins' term as governor, former Civil War general John Mansfield served as his lieutenant governor. Perkins was born in Kennebunkport, Maine, and is buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California. Perkins was married to Ruth Parker.
Member Goodall, Perkins & Company, owners Pacific S.S. Company. Member California Senate, 1869-1876.
Married Ruth A. Parker, 1864.