George Clement Perkins

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George Clement Perkins
Senator George Clement Perkins.jpg
United States Senator
from California
In office
July 26, 1893 – March 4, 1915
Preceded by Leland Stanford
Succeeded by James D. Phelan
14th Governor of California
In office
January 8, 1880 – January 10, 1883
Lieutenant John Mansfield
Preceded by William Irwin
Succeeded by George Stoneman
Personal details
Born (1839-08-23)August 23, 1839
Kennebunkport, Maine
Died February 26, 1923(1923-02-26) (aged 83)
Oakland, California
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ruth Parker
Profession Entrepreneur

George Clement Perkins (August 23, 1839 – February 26, 1923) was a U.S. Republican politician, who was the 14th governor of California from January 8, 1880, to January 10, 1883, and a United States senator from 1893 until 1915. He also served in the California State Senate.[1] 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[who?]. During Perkins' term as governor, former Civil War general John Mansfield served as his lieutenant governor.[2]

Perkins was born in Kennebunkport, Maine, and is buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California. Perkins was married to Ruth Parker.

George Clement Perkins 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Perkins, George Clement (1839-1923)". The Political Graveyard. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "George Clement Perkins". California State Library. Archived from the original on 2010-06-03. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Amasa Leland Stanford
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from California
1893–1915
Succeeded by
James D. Phelan