- George Clement Perkins
name = George Clement Perkins
order = 14th
office = Governor of California
January 8, 1880
January 10, 1883
birth_date = birth date|1839|8|23|mf=y
death_date = death date and age|1923|2|26|1839|8|23
party = Republican
spouse = Ruth Parker
George Clement Perkins (
August 23, 1839ndash February 26, 1923), was a U.S. Republican politician, who was the fourteenth governor of Californiafrom January 8, 1880, to January 10, 1883, and a United States senator from 1893 until 1915. He was the third longest serving senator in Californiahistory, after Hiram Johnsonand Alan Cranston, serving 22 years. He was criticized by some for supporting business too much during his time in the Senate. During Perkins' term as governor, former Civil War general John Mansfieldserved as his lieutenant governor.
Perkins was born in
Kennebunkport, Maine, and is buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California. Perkins was married to Ruth Parker.
* [http://www.californiagovernors.ca.gov/h/biography/governor_14.html George Clement Perkins] at the
California State Library
*CongBio|P000232 George Clement Perkins
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