George Clement Perkins

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George Clement Perkins
Senator George Clement Perkins.jpg
14th Governor of California
In office
January 8, 1880 – January 10, 1883
Lieutenant John Mansfield
Preceded by William Irwin
Succeeded by George Stoneman
United States Senator
from California
In office
July 26, 1893 – March 3, 1915
Preceded by Leland Stanford
Succeeded by James D. Phelan
Member of the California Senate
In office
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.


  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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United States Senate
Preceded by
Amasa Leland Stanford
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from California
Served alongside: Stephen M. White, Thomas R. Bard, Frank P. Flint, John D. Works
Succeeded by
James D. Phelan
Political offices
Preceded by
William Irwin
Governor of California
Succeeded by
George Stoneman