Perkins King

Perkins King (January 12, 1784 – November 29, 1857) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in New Marlborough, Massachusetts, King was educated locally.

King moved to Greenville, New York in 1802, where he studied law, and was admitted to the bar. He also became involved in business ventures, including a woolen mill.

He served as Greenville's town clerk in 1815, and was town supervisor from 1817 to 1820. He was a justice of the peace from 1818 to 1822. He was appointed a judge of the Greene County Court in 1823 and served until becoming First Judge in 1838. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Greene Co.) in 1827.

King was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831). He did not run for reelection in 1830.

He served as First Judge of the Greene County Court from 1838 to 1847.

King died in Freehold, New York, November 29, 1857. He was interred in Freehold's Snyder Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Selah R. Hobbie
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Erastus Root

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