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  Bass, Perkins
NamePerkins Bass
Peterborough, New Hampshire , United States
Born October 06, 1912
DiedOctober 25, 2011 (99 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Sep 05, 2015 03:23am
Infoborn 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´┐Żs 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.


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Son Charles F. Bass 1952-
Father Robert P. Bass 1873-1960

  11/06/1962 NH US Senate - Special Election Lost 47.68% (-4.63%)
  09/11/1962 NH US Senate - Special R Primary Won 31.35% (+1.71%)
  11/08/1960 NH District 2 Won 60.31% (+20.61%)
  09/13/1960 NH District 2 - R Primary Won 79.95% (+67.41%)
  11/04/1958 NH District 2 Won 58.37% (+17.10%)
  11/06/1956 NH District 2 Won 65.89% (+31.77%)
  09/11/1956 NH District 2 - R Primary Won 75.79% (+51.57%)
  11/02/1954 NH District 2 Won 60.42% (+20.84%)
NH US President - R Primary - Feb 26, 1980 R Howard H. Baker, Jr.