PERKY, Kirtland Irving, (1867 - 1939)

Senate Years of Service: 1912-1913
Party: Democrat

Idaho Historical Society

PERKY, Kirtland Irving, a Senator from Idaho; born in Smithville, Wayne County, Ohio, February 8, 1867; attended the public schools and graduated from Ohio Northern University at Ada in 1888; studied law at the University of Iowa, Iowa City; admitted to the bar in 1890 and commenced practice in Wahoo, Saunders County, Nebr.; moved to Albion, Idaho, 1894; district judge of the fourth judicial district of the State of Idaho in 1901; moved to Boise, Idaho, and continued the practice of law; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Weldon B. Heyburn and served from November 18, 1912, to February 5, 1913, when a successor was elected and qualified; resumed the practice of law in Boise; moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1923 and continued the practice of law until his death there on January 9, 1939; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, Calif.