Kirtland I. Perky

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Kirtland I. Perky
United States Senator
from Idaho
In office
November 18, 1912 – February 5, 1913
Preceded by Weldon B. Heyburn
Succeeded by James H. Brady
Personal details
Born February 8, 1867
Smithville, Ohio
Died January 9, 1939(1939-01-09) (aged 71)
Los Angeles, California
Political party Democratic
Residence Boise
Alma mater Ohio Northern University
University of Iowa
Profession Attorney

Kirtland Irving Perky (February 8, 1867 – January 9, 1939) was a United States Senator from Idaho.


Born in Smithville, Ohio, he attended the public schools and graduated from Ohio Northern University at Ada in 1888. He studied law at the University of Iowa College of Law in Iowa City, and was admitted to the bar in 1890, commencing practice in Wahoo, Nebraska. He moved to Albion, Idaho in 1894, and was district judge of the fourth judicial district of the State of Idaho in 1901. He moved to Boise and continued the practice of law.

A Democrat, Perky was appointed as a to the United States Senate by Governor James H. Hawley to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Weldon B. Heyburn. He served from November 18, 1912, to February 5, 1913, when a successor was elected and qualified. He resumed the practice of law in Boise, and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1923 and continued the practice of law until his death there. He died on January 9, 1939.[1]

Perky was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California.

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  1. ^ "Kirtland I. Perky. Los Angeles Lawyer Was Former U.S. Senator From Idaho". New York Times. January 10, 1939. Retrieved 2010-10-19. Kirtland I. Perky, Los Angeles lawyer and former United States Senator from Idaho, died here yesterday ... 
United States Senate
Preceded by
Weldon B. Heyburn
U.S. Senator from Idaho
Succeeded by
James H. Brady