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Perkins BASS

(1912- )

BASS, Perkins, (father of Charles Foster Bass), a Representative from New Hampshire; born in East Walpole, Norfolk County, Mass., October 6, 1912; graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1934 and from Harvard Law School in 1938; was admitted to the New Hampshire bar in 1938 and commenced the practice of law in Manchester, N.H.; law clerk to Judge Woodbury of First Circuit Court of Appeals in 1941 and 1942; entered military service April 9, 1942, and served as air combat intelligence officer with General Chennault’s Fourteenth Air Force in China from 1943 until discharged with rank of major in 1945; awarded the Bronze Star Medal and from the Nationalist Government of China received the Yun-Ma Medal for distinguished and meritorious service; resumed practice of law in Manchester and Peterborough, N.H.; member of the New Hampshire house of representatives 1939, 1941, 1947, and 1951; served in the State senate 1949-1951 as president; director and member of the executive committee of Bird & Son, Inc., East Walpole, Mass., 1948-1984; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate; Republican National Committeeman from New Hampshire, 1964-1968; selectman of Peterborough, N.H., 1972-1976; is a resident of Peterborough, N.H.

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

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