Representative George B. Perkins View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 10/4/1955
Birth Place: Fond dul Lac, WI
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 40 (1923) - 41 (1925)
House: 38 (1919) - 39 (1921)
Home County: Sac
George B. Perkins
Sac County


MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life and public service of the late Honorable George B. Perkins, submits the following report:

George B. Perkins, son of George and Emeline M. (Larrabee) Perkins, was born August 11, 1874, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. His formal education was received in the public schools and the German-English Academy. While still a young man he went to Sac City, Iowa, where he took a position as bookkeeper in the Sac County State Bank in July, 1896.

In 1900 he was elected to the office of clerk of the district court and was re-elected in 1902. He served in this office until 1905. At this time he became the president of the First National Bank of Sac City and served in this capacity for many years.

Mr. Perkins was a Republican in politics and was mayor of Sac City in 1906. He was an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1908 in Chicago. Like his uncle, William Larrabee, former Governor of Iowa, he was interested in state politics and was an Iowa legislator in both the House and the Senate. He served in the Thirty­eighth and Thirty-ninth General Assembly as a Representative and in the Fortieth, the Fortieth Extra and the Forty-first General Assemblies in the Senate. He was always greatly interested in the farm problems of Iowa and especially concerned with the building and improving of the highways throughout the state.

On June 12, 1899, he was united in marriage to Lola May Early, daughter of Judge D. Carr Early, a pioneer citizen of Sac City. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Perkins: George Early of Bigford, Minnesota, Miriam (Mrs. C. H. Jeglum) of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and Eloise (Mrs. Eloise Kibbe) of Sac City.

Mr. Perkins was a member of the Presbyterian Church and held membership in Sac City Blue Lodge of Masons and the Rose Croix Chapter, and Commandery No. 38, Knights Templar.

Death came to Mr. Perkins October 4, 1955, at Sac City.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Fifty-seventh General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable George B. Perkins, the state has lost an able and honored citizen and the Senate tenders, by this resolution, its sincere sympathy to the surviving members of his family in their sorrow.

Be It Further Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be spread on the Journal of the Senate, and that the Secretary of the Senate be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the members of the family of the deceased.





The resolution was unanimously adopted.