Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Perkins, John, Jr.

Perkins, John, Jr., a Representative from Louisiana; born in Natchez, Miss., July 1, 1819; received his early education from private tutors; was graduated from Yale College in 1840 and from the law department of Harvard University in 1842; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in New Orleans, La.; engaged in cotton planting; traveled in Europe for several years; appointed judge of the circuit court for the district comprising Tensas and Madison Parishes in 1851; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); was not a candidate for renomination in 1854; chairman of the State secession convention in 1861; served in the Confederate Senate 1862-1865; traveled extensively in Mexico and Europe; returned to the United States in 1878 and spent the remaining years of his life in Louisiana and Canada; died in Baltimore, Md., November 28, 1885; interment in Natchez Cemetery, Natchez, Miss.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Perkins, John, Jr.," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1670 Original Sources, accessed August 9, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=49A14JZMKT49U4L.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Perkins, John, Jr." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1670, Original Sources. 9 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=49A14JZMKT49U4L.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Perkins, John, Jr.' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1670. Original Sources, retrieved 9 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=49A14JZMKT49U4L.