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For the U.S. Representative and Senator from Kansas, see Bishop W. Perkins


Bishop Perkins (September 5 1787, Becket, MassachusettsmarkerNovember 20 1866, Ogdensburg, New Yorkmarker) was a United States Representative from New Yorkmarker.

He graduated from Williams College in 1807. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1812, commencing practice in Lisbon, New Yorkmarker. He subsequently moved to Ogdensburg, New Yorkmarker and continued the practice of law. He was clerk of the board of supervisors of St. Lawrence Countymarker 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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