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George Clement Perkins

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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.

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