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Perkins Bass
Born 6 October 1912 (1912-10-06) (age 97)

Perkins Bass (born October 6, 1912) is a former elected official from the U.S. state of New Hampshire, including four terms as a U.S. Representative from 1955 to 1963. He is the father of Charles F. Bass, a former U.S. Representative from New Hampshire, and son of Robert P. Bass, who was governor of the state from 1911 to 1913.

Perkins Bass graduated from Dartmouth College in 1934 and from Harvard Law School. He practiced as a lawyer and served in the U.S. Air Force in Asia during World War II. He was elected state representative in 1939, 1941, 1947, and 1951, and as state senator in 1949, all to two-year terms.

After serving four terms in the U.S. Congress, he ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 1962.

From 1972 to 1976 he served as a selectman of Peterborough, New Hampshire, where he still lives.



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