Perkins Bass (* October 6 1912 in East Walpole , Norfolk County , Massachusetts , † October 25 2011 in Peterborough , New Hampshire ) was an American politician. Between 1955 and 1963 he represented the state of New Hampshire in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Perkins Bass, son of Governor Robert P. Bass , attended after elementary school until 1934, the Dartmouth College in Hanover (New Hampshire). After a subsequent law degree from Harvard University in 1938 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began in Manchester in his new profession to practice. In the years 1941 and 1942 he was assistant judge of Woodbury on the first appellate court in New Hampshire. During the Second World War he was in the squadron of the U.S. Army used in the Chinese room. There he brought it up to Major. For his military services he was later honored by the Chinese Nationalist government.
After the war he worked as a lawyer in Manchester, and Peterborough. Bass joined the Republican party , and was 1939-1951 MP in the House of Representatives from New Hampshire. Between 1949 and 1951 he also belonged to the state Senate. From 1948 to 1984 he served as a board member based in East Walpole firm Bird & Son, Inc.
In 1954, Bass in the second electoral district of New Hampshire in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he was on 3 January 1955 succeeded Norris Cotton. After three re-elections, he was able to legislative sessions in the four contiguous Congress pass. In 1962, Bass gave up another run for the U.S. House of Representatives. Instead, he applied unsuccessfully for a seat in the U.S. Senate . Between 1964 and 1968 he was a member of the Republican National Committee .
Last Perkins Bass was living in Peterborough. He was most recently the oldest living member of the House of Representatives. His son, born in 1952 Charles was 1995-2007 and again since 2011 again also for the State of New Hampshire in the U.S. House of Representatives.