Randolph PERKINS, Congress, NJ (1871-1936)


PERKINS, Randolph, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Dunellen, Middlesex County, N.J., November 30, 1871; moved to Jersey City, N.J., with his parents in 1879; attended the grade and high schools, and Cooper Union School, New York City; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Jersey City, N.J.; moved to Westfield, N.J., in 1902, to Woodcliff Lake, N.J., in 1909, and continued the practice of law; mayor of Westfield, 1903-1905; member of the State assembly from 1905 to 1911, serving as speaker in 1907; chairman of the Bergen County Republican committee 1911-1916; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1921, until his death; chairman, Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses); was renominated for election to the Seventy-fifth Congress at the time of his death; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1933 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Harold Louderback, judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and again in 1936 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Halsted L. Ritter, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida; died in Washington, D.C., May 25, 1936; interment in Fairview Cemetery, West New Brighton, Staten Island, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present