Biography of Harry C. Perkins
Broome County, NY Biographies





HARRY C. PERKINS, for nearly thirty years, has been engaged in legal practice in Binghamton and also in Endicott and Johnson City, in Broome county, New York, and during that time he has taken an active part in civic affairs and been closely identified with the history of Binghamton and Broome county.

Harry C. Perkins was born at Binghamton, Broome county, New York, May 28, 1867, the son of Henry C. Perkins, a contractor and builder of Oxford, Massachusetts, who died in 1912, and of Mary E. (Lloyd) Perkins, of Conklin, Broome county, New York, who is still living. Mr. Per king received his early education in the public schools of Binghamton, graduating from the high school with the class of 1885. Upon the completion of his high school course he began the study of law in the offices of Millard & Stuart, and in 1889 was admitted to the New York State bar. Soon after passing the State examinatioas he returned to Binghamton and engaged in general practice. Since that time, with the exception of ten years spent as village attorney for Endicott and Johnson City, and the period of the World War, he has been steadily engaged in general practice in Binghamton.

Mr. Perkins has always taken an active interest in public aftairs and has ever been ready to give freely of his time and his energy for the advancement of the public good. For six years he served as district attorney, and he ably served for three years as a member of the State Assembly. He was at one time a member of the board of directors of the Bible Training School, and he is now president of the Children's Home of Wyoming Valley.

Fraternally Mr. Perkins is affiliated with Binghamton Lodge, No. 177, Free and Accepted Masons, and Otseningo Consistory, in which order he holds the thirty second degree. He is also a member of the Young Men's Christian Association and of the Binghamton Chamber of Commerce. He attends the Methodist church. Widely known and highly esteemed among a very large group of friends and associates, as well as among his professional colleagues, he has been closely identified with the development of the city of Binghamton and of Broome county, both as a legal practitioner and as a progressive and public spirited citizen.

On June 30, 1909, Harry C. Perkins married Anna Belle Fisher, of Stamford, Delaware county, New York.

From:
Binghamton and Broome County
New York
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924


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