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Thomas Handasyd Perkins

merchant , philanthropist

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