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William H. Perkins, Edit Profile

Finance company executive

William H. Perkins, was American finance company executive.

Background

Perkins,, William H. was born on August 4, 1921 in Rushville, Illinois, United States. Son of William H. and Sarah Elizabeth (Logsdon) Perkins.

Education

Educated, Illinois College.

Career

President Howlett-Perkins Associates, Chicago. Member Illinois Atomic Energy Commission, 1963-1984, secretary, 1970-1984. Appointed by President to advisory board National Armed Forces Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 1964-1982.

Army aide to Anthony Eden and Lord Halifax of Great Britain, United Nations Conference, 1945.

Religion

The life with Christ has nothing to do with being in a "church" atmosphere for all eternity. God’s salvation involves far more. He is planning to make his children productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

Politics

The state cannot control the church, nor should the church attempt to dominate the state. However, religious expression should be present in public life.

Views

As human beings people are a part of a cruel and violent and unjust world that feels like it cannot be changed. By accepting forgiveness and liberation, God enables to resist evil and to live life that can make this world a better place.

Membership

Sergeant-at-arms Democratic National Convention, 1952, 56, delegate-at-large, 1964, 68, 72. Special assistant to chairman Democratic National Committee, 1960. Member Presidential Inaugural Committee, 1961, 65, 69, 73, insurance policy agent, 1961.

With United States Army, 1944-1946. Member Illinois Insurance Federation (president 1965-1984), Illinois Chamber of Commerce (chairman legislation committee 1971), Chicago Association Commerce and Industry (legislation committee, Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian award 1993), Sangamo Club, Masons, Shriners.

Connections

Married Eileen Nelson, January 14, 1949. 1 child, Gary Douglas.

father:
William H. Perkins,

mother:
Sarah Elizabeth (Logsdon) Perkins,

spouse:
Eileen Nelson

child:
Gary Douglas Perkins,