Bishop Perkins

Bishop Perkins
Bishop Perkins (Ogdensburg).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 17th district
In office
Personal details
(1787-09-05)September 5, 1787
DiedNovember 20, 1866(1866-11-20) (aged 79)
Ogdensburg, New York
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materWilliams College

Bishop Perkins (September 5, 1787, Becket, Massachusetts – November 20, 1866, Ogdensburg, New York) was a United States Representative from New York.

He graduated from Williams College in 1807. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1812, commencing practice in Lisbon, New York. He subsequently moved to Ogdensburg, New York and continued the practice of law. He was clerk of the board of supervisors of St. Lawrence County from 1820 to 1852, and was appointed district attorney of St. Lawrence County on February 24, 1821, and served until May 21, 1840.

Perkins was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1846 and a member of the New York State Assembly in 1846, 1847, and again in 1849.

He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress, serving from March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855.

He was not a candidate for renomination in 1854 and returned to Ogdensburg, where he continued the practice of law until his death there in 1866, aged 79; interment was in Ogdensburg Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Alexander H. Buell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 17th congressional district

March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Succeeded by
Francis E. Spinner