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George Clement Perkins

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 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]

George Clement Perkins
Senator George Clement Perkins.jpg
14th Governor of California
In office
January 8, 1880 – January 10, 1883
LieutenantJohn Mansfield
Preceded byWilliam Irwin
Succeeded byGeorge Stoneman
United States Senator
from California
In office
July 26, 1893 – March 3, 1915
Preceded byLeland Stanford
Succeeded byJames D. Phelan
Member of the California Senate
In office
1869–1876
Personal details
Born(1839-08-23)August 23, 1839
Kennebunkport, Maine
DiedFebruary 26, 1923(1923-02-26) (aged 83)
Oakland, California
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Ruth Parker
ProfessionEntrepreneur

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

ReferencesEdit

  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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