- Relief Valve
- LECTURE 1: Why We Are In The Dark About Money
- LECTURE 2: The Con
- LECTURE 3: The Vatican-Central to the Origins of Money & Power
- LECTURE 4: London The Corporation Origins of Opium Drug Smuggling
LECTURE 5: U.S. Pirates, Boston Brahmins Opium Drug Smugglers
THE BOSTON BRAHMINS
- Clipper Ships
- The Boston Money Tree
- John Perkins Cushing
- Abiel Abbott Low
- William H. Russell and Samuel Russell
- The Combination Russell, Jardine, and Matheson
- Russell Sturgis
- Colonel Thomas Handasyd Perkins
- The Perkins Family
- Frances Perkins--The Only Good Brahmin
- American House of Russell and Co.
- Harvard Corporation
- Opium to Brahmins to Yale to CIA
- Forbes Family I
- Warren Delano
- Hope & Co. - Baring Brothers Bank
- John Jacob Astor
- Taft Family
- 1924 America's 1% Exposed
- Proof FDR Knew About his Grandfather's connection with Opium China Trade
- Forbes - John Kerry Family II
- George Bush Family Origins in Opium Drug Smuggling
- Black Market Bones
- Thuggee Barbara Bush Family
- Thuggee Bush Family and the CIA
- John Quincy Adams and the Chinese Opium Trade
- The Ammidons
- Augustine Heard
- Joseph Coolidge IV
- Lowell Family
- Pirates Profiteers Banksters Traders Transfers
- White Slavers, Cargo, Property, Auctions, Amazing Grace
- $ Colonial Labor: Indentured Servants
- England to Philadelphia Slave Trade and Opium
- Extract from Charter of Freedoms and Exemptions to Patroons 1629
- The Definitive Treaty of Peace
- Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges 28 October 1701
- Opium Trade -- American Drug Smuggling Pirates
- Opium In America
- 1% Power Elite Networks
- 1% Elite Networks Bush & The CIA
- BEFORE Skull & Bones
- SKULL AND BONES
- Caribbean Pirates in the American South
- Who Were the Tories
- The Golden Age of Imperialism Opium Act 1908
- Global Dominance Groups
- The New World Order
- Characteristics of Fascism
- War on drugs
- Lecture 5 Objectives and Discussion Questions
- THE BOSTON BRAHMINS
- LECTURE 6: The Shady Origins Of The Federal Reserve
- LECTURE 7: How The Rich Protect Their Money
- LECTURE 8: How To Protect Your Money From The 1% Predators
- LECTURE 9: Final Thoughts
The Story of Opium and Empire is not part of the Core
Curriculum State Standards in the K12 Financial Curriculum
How England came to own Hong Kong
The Harvard Corporation
Tom perkins: present day wall street pirate
PERKINS FAMILY THE AMERICAN 1% OPIUM & SLAVER SYNDICATE
Thomas Handasyd Perkins Born: 1764 Country: United States
It isn't without irony that Tom Perkins is descendant of the leading Opium Drug Smuggling Perkins family!
Thomas Handasyd Perkins Born: 1764 Country: United States
Frances Perkins Wilson (born Fannie Coralie Perkins; April 10, 1880 - 1965) was the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, the longest serving in that position, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt, she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. She and Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes were the only original members of the Roosevelt cabinet to remain in office for his entire presidency. During her term as Secretary of Labor, Perkins executed many aspects of the New Deal, including the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Public Works Administration and its successor the Federal Works Agency, and the labor portion of the National Industrial Recovery Act. With the Social Security Act she established unemployment benefits, pensions for the many uncovered elderly Americans, and welfare for the poorest Americans.
Clark is a descendant of Colonel Thomas Handasyd Perkins.
2013 The "New York Times" featured a story wherein female students at Phillips Academy in Andover were upset there was little place for them in the official student hierarchy, i.e. they could not be elected president. The article mentionshttps://www.facebook.com/clark.perkins1 Clark Perkins, 17, from Fairfield, Conn. who goes on to win the election.[WAS] http://www.phillipian.net/printpdf/articles/2011/10/13/class-2014-elects-lower-reps-clark-perkins-14-and-junius-williams-14" He says: “I really want to improve the amount of class trips seeing that we did not go on one last year. I also think that continuing to build are class identity is very important looking forward."
[SEE] The NYT article never mentions his family background. In one way or another Clark is a descendant of Colonel Thomas Handasyd Perkins.
6/9/2016 Dead Thomas James Perkins was born Jan. 7, 1932, in Oak Park, Illinois, to Harry and Elizabeth Perkins. First wife, the former Gerd Thune-Ellefsen, Perkins had a son, Tor Kristian, and a daughter, Elizabeth Siri. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1953, and an MBA at Harvard Business School four years later.
Member of Delta Upsilon Fraturnity all male one of the "17 Fraternities with Top Wall Street Alumni"
Perkins served on the board of News Corp. NWSA, owner of The Wall Street Journal, from 1996 to 2011.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers helped build Silicon Valley
The Rich should get more votes - "The Tom Perkins system is: You don't get to vote unless you pay a dollar of taxes," Perkins said. "But what I really think is, it should be like a corporation. You pay a million dollars in taxes, you get a million votes. How's that?" The audience at the Commonwealth Club reacted with laughter. But Perkins offered no immediate indication that he was joking.
As of 2014, Perkins is worth an estimated $8 billion. In 1996, Perkins was convicted in France of involuntary manslaughter arising from a yacht-racing collision and was fined $10,000. Perkins sat on the board of directors of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation where he served with Viet D. Dinh. Dinh represented Perkins in the HP board affair. In July, 2011, Dinh and fellow News Corp. board member Joel Klein took over the investigation of the News of the World phone hacking affair and related Corporation issues. One business commentator, noting Perkins' prior experience with phone-hacking in the HP scandal, speculated that Perkins "may be [was the] best hope" as News Corp. sought to work out of its phone-hacking scandal. Perkins did not stand for reelection to the News Corp board for the fiscal year of 2012.
In January 2014, the Wall Street Journal published a letter from Perkins that compared the "progressive war on the American one percent" of wealthiest Americans and the Occupy movement's "demonization of the rich" to the Kristallnacht and anti-semitism in Nazi Germany: Writing from the epicenter of progressive thought, San Francisco,
I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on the "one percent", namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the "rich". The letter was widely criticized and condemned in The Atlantic, The Independent, among bloggers, Twitter users, and "his own colleagues in Silicon Valley".
2014 TOM PERKINS' REALITY !!
AMERICA'S 1% -- WHITE SLAVER
OPIUM DRUG SMUGGLING BOSTON BRAHMIN FAMILY
HE HAS ENOUGH ARROGANCE TO BE ROYAL
HE IS A KNIGHT OF NORWAY !!
WITH HIS HEAD UP HIS ASS. HE CAN'T DENY HIS FAMILY BACKGROUND.
PERKINS AMERICAN .01% AMERICAN ROYALTY
John Doerr [ OBAMA FOUNDATION Board Member ]
Since joining venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1980,
John Doerr has backed some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, including Jeff Bezos of Amazon, and Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt of Google.
SLAVERS - William, Arthur, & John Perkins
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- George H. Perkins (1836–1899), Commodore
- Elisha Perkins (1741–1799), Physician
- Frances Perkins (1882–1965), U.S. Secretary of Labor
Isabel Weld Perkins (1877–1948),
- Jacob Perkins (1766–1849), Inventor
Thomas Handasyd Perkins (1764–1854), Merchant,
Philanthropistslaver opium drug smuggler
THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE ECONOMIC HIT MEN, JACKALS, AND THE TRUTH
ABOUT GLOBAL CORRUPTION
BY JOHN PERKINS
Contents 371 pages
An empire is ruled by an emperor or king who has control over the government and media, is not elected by the people, is not subject to their will, and whose term is not limited by law.
On first glance, this seems to set the United States apart from other empires. However, the appearance is illusory. This empire is
ruled by a group of people who collectively act very much like a king. They run our largest corporations and, through them, our
government. They cycle through the "revolving door" back and forth between business and government. Because they fund political campaigns and the media, they control elected officials and the information we receive. These men and women (the corporatocracy) are in charge regardless of whether Republicans or Democrats control the White House or Congress. They are not subject to the people's will and their terms are not limited by law.
Tom Perkins, the venture capitalist who compared those speak out on income inequality to Nazis, went on Bloomberg TV to apologize..
Perkins wrote a letter to the editor in the Wall Street Journal comparing Nazi Germany's war on Jews to America's "war" on the rich - oops Tom Perkins Defends Kristallnacht
Tom Perkins retired partner of investment silicon valley cartel Kleiner Perkins @kpcb
Let the Rich Do What The Rich Do - Get Richer!!
2014 Old Tom Perkins glorified billionaire once again whines about the liberals taking all the money from the rich. A leading venture capitalist has apologized for comparing a row about free buses for tech workers in Silicon Valley to the persecution of the Jews in Nazi Germany.
It follows a month of protests in San Francisco over what some residents see as the negative impact of tech workers. In the letter Mr Perkins, who is a billionaire, said: "I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its '1%', namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American 1%, namely the 'rich'. "This is a very dangerous drift in our American thinking. Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendant "progressive" radicalism unthinkable now?" he added. He later said he regretted using the word Kristallnacht but his message about a new type of class warfare remained true. Kristallnacht - also referred to as night of broken glass - was a series of attacks against Jews in November 1938. Mr Perkins, who headed up venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers before his retirement, was condemned by his old firm, which tweeted: "We were shocked by his views... and do not agree". In an open letter to the Wall Street Journal, Tom Perkins, described a "rising tide of hatred" of the rich.
FYI: Tom Perkins was one of the original founders of "Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers" which has been involved with the VATICAN BANK.
CFR Director Frank Caufield co-founded Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers along with Brooks Byers, a member of the Vatican controlled Bohemian Club.
He is on the board of Caremark, which is run by Thomas M. Ryan, who is a director of the Bank of America, which was founded by a Knight of Malta and is 51% owned by the Jesuits, as reported by Der Spiegel in 1958.
2013 - Guccifer hacked venture capitalist John Doerr's aol account. Doerr, 61, has a net worth of $2.7 billion and is a strategic adviser and general partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers. He’s worked with Internet giants Google, Twitter, Amazon and Groupon and on Google's Board of Directors since 1999. “Guccifer” had access to correspondence from Kleiner Perkins partners and even confidential tax documents.
2014 Phillips Academy Andover GROOMING CLARK PERKINS
ELITE BOSTON BRAHMIN FEEDER SCHOOL TO YALE List of Phillips Academy alumni
Phillips Academy Andover '14 3D New England Select '14 email@example.com
PREDICTION: WILL GET TAPPED BY SKULL AND BONES IN THE NEAR FUTURE
School Vote Stirs Debate on Girls as Leaders some of the young women — and men — at the 235-year-old prep school feel that Andover, as it is commonly called, has yet to achieve true gender equality. Since 1973, only four girls have been elected, most recently in 2003. (The other top student position, that of editor in chief of the newspaper, has had nine girls and 33 boys.) The letter writers said this was an embarrassment, especially at a school considered so progressive. The paucity of girls in high-profile positions, they said, leaves younger students with few role models and discourages them from even trying for the top. But the broader concern involved age-old questions of whether men and women could ever achieve equality, the nature of sexism and the nature of a meritocracy, which Andover very much purports to be.
John Perkins Andover Student President of his class in 2013
Find other familiar names in the class like Abbott, Andresen, Green, Lord etc.
Class of 2014 Elects Lower Reps Clark Perkins ’14 and Junius Williams ’14 Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Hunter Perkins, a 16-year-old student at the Groton School, killed himself with his late mother's gun in his father RIchard's Chantilly, Virginia, home three days after the school headmaster asked that he officially withdraw.
THE ELITE 1% OPIUM SYNDICATE
Thomas Handasyd Perkins
American opium syndicate created by Thomas Handasyd Perkins of Newburyport, Massachusetts, an aggregation of the self-styled “blue bloods” and their descendants or "Brahmins" of Boston's north shore. "Brahman" Hindu member of the highest, or priestly, class.
The American syndicate was operated from Newburyport, Massachusetts, and London, England, and was initially financed--as was the East India Company--by Britain's Baring Bank. This commercial enterprise, smuggling chiefly Turkish opium, provided the bulk of the fortunes for the Cabots and other prominent "blue-blood'' Boston families.
The background to Skull and Bones is a story of Opium and Empire, and a bitter struggle for political control over the new U.S.republic. Samuel Russell, second cousin to Bones founder William H., established Russell and Company in 1823. Its business was to acquire opium from Turkey and smuggle it into China, where it was strictly prohibited, under the armed protection of the British Empire.
FORCED OUT OF THE $$$$$$$$$ AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE by U.S. law and Caribbean slave revolts, leaders of the Cabot, Lowell, Higginson, Forbes, Cushing and Sturgis families had married Perkins siblings and children.
The Perkins opium syndicate made the fortune and established the power of these families. By the 1830s, the Russells had bought out the Perkins syndicate and made Connecticut the primary center of the U.S. opium racket. Massachusetts families (Coolidge, Sturgis, Forbes and Delano) joined Connecticut (Alsop) and New York (Low) smuggler-millionaires under the Russell auspices. (Certain of the prominent Boston opium families, such as Cabot and Weld, did not affiliate directly with Russell, Connecticut and Yale, but were identified instead with Harvard.)
Thomas Nelson Perkins (1870-1937)
"Colonel Thomas Handasyd Perkins of Boston, a brother of Thomas Nelson Perkins's great-grandfather, became the first President of America's first railroad, when he was made head of the Granite Railway, a crude tramway two and three-fourths miles long, which was built at Quincy, Mass., in 1826, to convey to the waterfront the granite blocks with which the Bunker Hill monument was built.
CHARLES ELLIOTT PERKINS
"Charles Elliott Perkins was born in Cincinnati Nov. 24, 1840.
When 19 years old he went to Burlington, Iowa, and became a clerk in the office of the Assistant Treasurer of the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad. In 1862 he was appointed Assistant Treasurer of the road, and three years later was made Superintendent. In 1875 he was appointed a Director of new Chicago, Burlington & Quincy system. The following year he was elected Vice President, and in 1881 was advanced to the office of President." He resigned in 1901, when New York interests took control of the road. (Charles E. Perkins Dead. New York Times, Nov. 9, 1907.) He began work as a clerk at 16. He joined the Burlington & Missouri Railroad as a clerk in the office of Charles R. Lowell, the assistant treasurer (with whom he also boarded), and he was promoted when Lowell left the next year. As superintendant, he extended the line into Nebraska. (From "Progressive Men of Iowa," 1899. In: Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot. By Ellsworth Eliot, George Edwin Eliot, William Horace Eliot. Revised. The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press, 1905, pp. 121-123.) Charles Russell Lowell (1835-1864) was the valedictorian at Harvard in 1854. He was killed in action in the Civil War. He was a nephew of James Russell Lowell. Mrs. Charles Russell Lowell (Josephine Shaw) co-founded the Charity Organization Society of New York in 1882. (Wikipedia accessed 3/2/08.)
Charles Elliott Perkins - Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot /
Charles Elliott Perkins Jr. was born in Burlington in 1881, and was a classmate of President Franklin Roosevelt and a member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University. He was President of the C.B. & Q. from 1918 to 1921, and a director until 1929; and a member of the executive board of the Southern Pacific Railroad. (Charles E. Perkins, Rail Official, Dies. New York Times, Jun. 20, 1943.) He was a trustee of FDR's National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis in 1937. Charles Elliott Perkins (3d) died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his large ranch in Santa Ynez, Calif. (Charles Elliott Perkins, 47, Was Rancher in California. New York Times, Mar. 23, 1965.) He was an usher at the marriage of Eugene Van Rensselaer Thayer Jr. to Gladys Brooks. (Thayer-Brooks Wedding. New York Times, Sep. 4, 1903.)
RUN BY INBREDS
Directors of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad in 1876 were John M. Forbes, Sidney Bartlett, John W. Brooks, Charles J. Paine, and T. Jefferson Coolidge, all of Boston; John N.A. Griswold, Newport, R.I.; William J. Rotch, New Bedford, Mass. Peter Geddes, J.M. Walker, and Robert Harris of Chicago; and Charles E. Perkins of Burlington, Iowa. (Railroads. Daily Inte-Ocean, Feb. 24, 1876.) In 1883, the certificates of the 5% bonds of the CBQ were exchanged for the common stock of the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, and the latter's Gould directors resigned.
The new directors were John A. Griswold, Peter Geddes, Elihu Root, W.J. Ladd, Charles E. Perkins, and C.J. Paine. (Notes of Various Interests. New York Times, May 17, 1883.)
Directors of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy in 1885 were John M. Forbes, Charles J. Paine, Edward Bangs, Francis W. Hunnewell, Peter Geddes, Sidney Bartlett, John L. Gardiner, T. Jefferson Coolidge, John N.A. Griswold, Wirt Dexter, and Charles E. Perkins. (Notes of Various Interests. New York Times, May 20, 1886.) In 1897: John M. Forbes, Charles J. Paine, William Endicott Jr., Frances W. Hunnewill, Richard Olney, and George P. Gardner of Boston; John N.A. Griswold and James H. Smith of New York; T. Jefferson Coolidge of Manchester, Mass., Edward W. Hooper, of Cambridge, Mass.; and Charles E. Perkins of Burlington, Iowa. (Burlington & Quincy Election. New York Times, May 9, 1895.) In 1897, Endicott left. (Burlington's Good Report. New York Times, May 13, 1897.) Charles E. Perkins continued as a director after resigning as president. His former assistant, Second Vice President George B. Harris, took his place as president. (Burlington's New President. New York Times, Feb. 21, 1901.) Peter Geddes and James Henry Smith were business agents for George Smith of London, England.
Charles Elliott Perkins was a director of the Bell Telephone Company as well, starting with its second election in 1885, when he replaced Charles S. Bradlee of Providence. William R. Driver was elected Treasurer, and George Eustis Hubbard, Clerk. (The Bell Telephone Company. New York Times, Apr. 1, 1885.) Clerk - Charles Eustis Hubbard; Treasurer - William R. Driver, Directors - Francis Blake, Charles P. Bowditch, George L. Bradley, Channing Clapp, Alexander Cochrane, William H. Forbes, Charles Eustis Hubbard, Gardiner G. Hubbard, John E. Hudson, Robert B. Minturn, Charles E. Perkins, and Thomas Sanders. "The above-named gentlemen were elected by a practically unanimous vote, and the meeting adjourned." (The Bell Telephone. New York Times, Mar. 30, 1887.) The Hubbards were brothers-in-law of Richard A. McCurdy of the Mutual Life Insurance Company.
HARVARD ENDOWMENT ESTABLISHED WITH DRUG PROFITS
In Part One of this series we dealt with the names of men who gained control of the Harvard Corporation in the early 1800's--whose self-appointed successors still maintain control of the funds of that institution today. We showed how those men made their family fortunes by trading in slaves and drugs (opium). We also showed how they purchased respectability by donating enough money to Harvard to allow them to continue their control of the university management, a position which makes their status as "drug dealers" almost impossible to be believed by the average American. The drug syndicate was first set up to smuggle the narcotic opium into China, alongside the British East India Company's smugglers, who defied the laws of the Chinese emperor and then got the British government to fight two wars under the banner of "free trade" in order to sell the lucrative drug to the Chinese people.
Harvard & Yale Corporations
Drugs & Railroads
In Part One we dealt with the names of men who gained control of the Harvard Corporation in the early 1800's -- whose self-appointed successors still maintain control of the funds of that institution today. We showed how those men made their family fortunes by trading in slaves and drugs (opium). We also showed how they by donating enough money to Harvard to allow them to continue their control of the university management, a position which makes their status as "drug dealers" almost impossible to be believed by the average American.
THE ILLEGAL BOSTON OPIUM DRUG SYNDICATE FINANCED BY BRITIAN'S BARING BANK
The drug syndicate was first set up to smuggle the narcotic opium into China, alongside the British East India Company's smugglers, who defied the laws of the Chinese emperor and then got the British government to fight two wars under the banner of "free trade" in order to sell the lucrative drug to the Chinese people. The American syndicate was operated from Newburyport, Massachusetts, and London, England, and was initially financed--as was the East India Company--by Britain's Baring Bank. This commercial enterprise, smuggling chiefly Turkish opium, provided the bulk of the fortunes for the prominent "blue-blood'' Boston families.
HOW THE PIRATES MADE THEIR MONEY
The same Harvard men in Massachusetts who made their wealth from transporting drugs were connected by family and business relationships to the board of the Yale Corporation. The various families who began the "industry" cashed out by allowing a consolidation of the Perkins, Sturgis and Forbes companies into Russell & Company--which started Skull and Bones at Yale.
But the Harvard control was still intact through Russell & Co.'s Warren Delano, Jr., whose family included Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who served as U.S. President from 1933 until his death in 1945.
Part Three, has two primary goals:
- First to show that the successors of the opium smuggling companies in America quickly established a system to use their dirty profits as "venture capital" for direct investment into the most advanced technology of their day and
- Second, that profits from the drug trade were funneled as "charitable" donations into educational institutions in order to use the huge tax-exempt endowments of the universities and, at the same time, to give the profiteers a mask of respectability and philanthropy to hide the true nature of their character and the source of their funds.
PERKINS FAMILY CONNECTIONS
Mr. Perkins also has a connection with the railroad world in that John M. Forbes, a nephew of Colonel Perkins, had a prominent part in the building of the Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy, became its President and was succeeded in that office by his cousin, Charles E. Perkins. Thomas Nelson Perkins was born in Milton, Mass., in 1870. He was graduated from Harvard College in 1891 and from Harvard Law School three years later. He has been a member of the Massachusetts bar for thirty-five years. During the World War Mr. Perkins was made chief counsel to the War Industries Board, and later became Assistant to the Secretary of War for purchase and supply. When the Dawes plan was adopted at the London conference in 1924 Mr. Perkins was selected as an added member of the Reparations Commission with a vote on all matters pertaining to the Dawes plan. Through that post he was in the important position, during the period when the Dawes organization was getting started, of holding the vote which would have decided a tie among the other four nationals." He later resigned to become President of the Arbitral Tribunal of Interpretations, a post he held as of 1928, when he was elected Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Boston & Maine Railroad. He was also a Fellow of Harvard University, Chairman of the Commercial Radio International Committee, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Puget Sound Power and Light Company, Vice President and a director of the Railway and Light Securities Company, and a director of the Lee Higginson Trust Company, Merrimac Chemical Company, Flintkote Company and the Postum Company. (Perkins A Descendant of First Railway Head. New York Times, Mar. 11, 1928.) He was named an alternate to J.P. Morgan on the US Reparations Committee. (Perkins Sails For Paris. New York Times, Feb. 16, 1929.) He was acting president of the Boston & Maine when George Hannauer died. (T.N. Perkins Heads the Boston & Maine. New York Times, Nov. 6, 1929.) Perkins and W. Cameron Forbes [HC 1892], partner of J.M. Forbes & Co. and Governor General of the Philippines under President Taft, were elected directors of the Engineers Public Service Company. "Both men have been connected with the Puget Sound Power and Light Company, recently acquired by Engineers, for more than thirty years." (Utility Elects Two Directors. New York Times, Dec. 9, 1928.)
Thomas Nelson Perkins was best man for Nicholas Longworth of Cincinnati, who married President Theodore Roosevelt's daughter, Alice.
Excerpts from George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography by Webster G. Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin, Chapter 7 (Skull and Bones: The Racist Nightmare at Yale)
Skull and Bones - - the Russell Trust Association--was first established among the class graduating from Yale in 1833. Its founder was William Huntington Russell of Middletown, Connecticut. The Russell family was the master of incalculable wealth derived from the largest U.S. criminal organization of the nineteenth century: Russell and Company, the great opium syndicate.
There was at that time a deep suspicion of, and national revulsion against, freemasonry and secret organizations in the United States, fostered in particular by the anti-masonic writings of former U.S. President John Quincy Adams. Adams stressed that those who take oaths to politically powerful international secret societies cannot be depended on for loyalty to a democratic republic.
But the Russells were protected as part of the multiply-intermarried grouping of families then ruling Connecticut. The blood-proud members of the Russell, Pierpont, Edwards, Burr, Griswold, Day, Alsop and Hubbard families were prominent in the pro-British party within the state. Many of their sons would be among the members chosen for the Skull and Bones Society over the years.
John Quincy Adams and other patriots had fought these men for a quarter century by the time the Russell Trust Association was set up with its open pirate emblem--Skull and Bones. With British ties of family, shipping and merchant banking, the old New England Tories had continued their hostility to American independence after the Revolutionary War of 1775-83. These pretended conservative patriots proclaimed Thomas Jefferson's 1801 presidential inauguration "radical usurpation".
''The Massachusetts Tories (``Essex Junto'') joined with Vice President Aaron Burr, Jr. (a member of the Connecticut Edwards and Pierpont families) and Burr's cousin and law partner Theodore Dwight, in political moves designed to break up the United States and return it to British allegiance.
PIRATE COMPANY CULTURE FROM THE TOP DOWN STILL EXACTLY THE SAME TODAY
HALLUCINATIONS ABOUT "HONORABLE"
JESUS, GOD, AND MONEY
Writing home, Delano said he could not pretend to justify the opium trade on moral grounds, "but as a merchant I insist it has been . . . fair, honorable and legitimate," and no more objectionable than the importation of wines and spirits to the U.S.
Along with the slave trade, the traffic in opium was the dirty underside of an (corporation) evolving global trading economy. In America as in Europe, pretty much everything was deemed fair in the pursuit of profits. Such was the outlook at Russell & Company, a Boston concern whose clipper ships made it the leader in the lucrative American trade in Chinese tea and silk.
In 1823 a 24 year old Yankee, Warren Delano, sailed to Canton, where he did so well that within seven years he was a senior partner in Russell & Company. Delano's problem, as with all traders, European and American, was that China had much to sell but declined to buy. The Manchu emperors believed that the Middle Kingdom already possessed everything worth having, and hence needed no barbarian manufactures.
The British bribed Chinese officials to allow entry of chests of opium from British ruled India, though its importation had long been banned by imperial decree.
Yet as addiction became epidemic, and as the Chinese began paying with precious silver for the drug, their Emperor finally in 1839 named an Imperial Commissioner to end the trade.
HOW ENGLAND CAME TO OWN HONG KONG
Commissioner Lin Tsehsu proceeded to Canton, seized vast stocks of opium and dumped the chests in the sea. This, plus a melee in which drunken sailors killed a Chinese villager, furnished the spark for the Opium War, initiated by Lord Palmerston, the British Prime Minister, and waged with determination to obtain full compensation for the opium. The Celestial Empire was humbled, forced to open five ports to foreign traders and to permit a British colony at Hong Kong.
But as noteworthy, the war was denounced in Parliament as "unjust and iniquitous" by 30 year old William Ewart Gladstone, who accused Palmerston of hoisting the British flag "to protect an infamous contraband traffic." The same outrage was expressed in the pulpit and the press, in America and England, thereby encouraging Russell & Company and most other American businesses to pull out of the opium trade.
Warren Delano returned to America rich, and in 1851 settled in Newburgh, N.Y. There he eventually gave his daughter Sara in marriage to a wellborn neighbor, James Roosevelt, the father of Franklin Roosevelt. The old China trader was close mouthed about opium, as were his partners in Russell & Company.
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Globalization and Maritime Power Open Abstract Open Resource [pdf] 2002-12
This book focuses on the direct impact of globalization on naval forces and maritime aspects of commerce and international relations. It seeks to translate the general knowledge that we have learned about the phenomenon of globalization into the language of strategy and defense policy. It is both deductive and inductive in its approach-using general knowledge of globalization to deduce its impact on the maritime world, and using inductive reasoning in applying those maritime impacts to the overall fabric of defense planning. Its intent is to provide our national security leaders with analyses that can be directly applied to some of the problems and issues that we will face in the future security environment. Many of the ideas presented in this book were discussed and debated in a series of colloquia held at the National Defense University and were part of a dialog with other analytical organizations, principally the Center for Naval Analyses and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Particular effort was made to elicit contributions from a broad range of experts with diverse sets of experiences and perspectives. The institutional affiliations of individual authors vary from the Department of the Navy to the Joint Staff to intelligence agencies to our sister war colleges to civilian universities. Of course, the views presented herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of any of these agencies.
Samuel Gardiner Perkins (1767-1847)
Samuel G. Perkins was the younger brother of James and Thomas Handasyd Perkins, the founders of the China trading firm of J. & T. Perkins & Co
In the 1780s, Samuel G. Perkins handled their business in Santo Domingo. In 1794, he was a partner in S. Higginson & Co., one of whose captains, James Magee, had made a voyage to China. Thomas Handasyd Perkins. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, July 1856.) He married Stephen Higginson's daughter, Barbara Cooper Higginson, in 1795. They had four daughters and two sons, including Rev. James Handasyd Perkins (1810-1849). Mrs. Perkins' brother, Stephen Higginson (1770-1834), married Louisa Storrow, sister of Thomas Wentworth Storrow. (Descendants of the Reverend Francis Higginson. By Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1910, p. 29.)
Rev. James Handasyd Perkins (1810-1849) - a Cincinnati friend of Skull & Bones founder Alphonso Taft
James H. Perkins was the youngest child of Samuel G. Perkins and Barbara Higginson of Boston. He went to Cincinnati in 1832, where he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1834. He met Sarah H. Elliott, who was visiting her sister, Mrs. Samuel E. Foote, and married her the same year. In 1835, he purchased the Saturday Evening Chronicle and merged it with the Cincinnati Mirror. In 1841, he became pastor of the Unitarian Society of' Cincinnati. He was also Vice-President and Recording Secretary of the united Ohio and Cincinnati Historical Societies. In 1849, believing that his two sons, ages seven and nine, were dead, Perkins apparently jumped into a river from a ferry-boat and drowned. (James H. Perkins (1810-1849). William Turner Coggeshall, The Poets and Poetry of the West: With Biographical and Critical Notices 167-169. Columbus, Ohio: Follett, Foster and Company, 1860; James Handasyd Perkins. In: Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912. By S.J. Clarke Publishing, p. 587-589?).
James H. Perkins (1810-1949) /
James Handasyd Perkins - Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912 / Google Books
The Elliotts are descendants of Rev. Joseph Eliot, son of Rev. Joseph Eliot, the Apostle, who married Mary Wyllis, a Royal descendant of Edward III, King of England. (Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot, 1598-1905. By Wilimena H. (Eliot) Emerson, 1905, p. 120; Americans of Royal Descent: A collection of genealogies of American families. By Charles Henry Browning, 1891, p. 406.)
Americans of Royal Descent, p. 406 / Google Books
Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot, p. 120 / Google Books
The two sons were Charles Elliott Perkins and Edward Cranch Perkins. Another son was James Handasyd Perkins (1848-1889), who married Mary Longworth Stettinius, the daughter of John L. Stettinius of Cincinnati (In: The Making of Nicholas Longworth: Annals of an American Family. By Clara Longworth de Chambrun. Ayer Publishing, 1971, p. 101.) He graduated from Exeter and Harvard in 1870, and the law school of Cincinnati College in 1872. (James Handasyd Perkins Jr. In: Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912. By S.J. Clarke Publishing, p. 604.) John Longworth Stettinius [Jr.] (1832-) was the grandson of Nicholas Longworth. He was a 33d degree Mason and a Royal Arch Mason. (John Longworth Stettinius. In: Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912. By S.J. Clarke Publishing, 1912, p. 612.)
- The Making of Nicholas Longworth / Google Books
- James Handasyd Perkins Jr. - Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912 / Google Books
- John Longworth Stettinius - Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912 / Google Books
"Mr. Perkins was born in Boston in 1810 and was educated at Exeter. He was for a time a clerk in the counting room of his uncle, the well known philanthropist Thomas H. Perkins. After a tour of England and the West Indies, he settled in Cincinnati in 1832." His cousin, Rev. W.H. Channing, was pastor of the Unitarian Church, originally called the First Congregational Society, and Perkins took his place when he died in 1847 (p. 775). James H. Perkins was one of the "prominent citizens who took an active interest" in the First Congregational Church in Cincinnati; its second pastor was Ephraim Peabody, "who also joined Mr. Perkins and others in the publication of the Western Messenger, a monthly magazine." (p. 624). Perkins was one of the founders of the Semi-Colon Club, a social club whose members included Harriet Beecher (Stowe), E.P. Cranch, historian Charles W. Elliott, and Joseph Longworth. Samuel E. Foote's house was its usual meeting place until the financial panic of 1837. (Centennial History of Cincinnati and Representative Citizens. By Charles Theodore Greve. Biographical Pub. Co., 1904, p. 648). Joseph Longworth was the son of Nicholas Longworth (-1863) (p. 579). Joseph Longworth attended Yale only for his senior year, and graduated in 1832, the year before Alphonso Taft. He inherited an estate of $5 million. (Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale, 1880-1890, p. 175.) Ephraim Peabody was the father of Harvard President Charles W. Eliot's first wife.
- The Unitarian Church - Centennial History of Cincinnati
- The Semi-Colon Club - Centennial History of Cincinnati
- Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale, 1880-1890, p. 175
[Harriet Beecher (1811-) had a romantic attraction to Perkins. (Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life. By Joan D. Hedrick. Oxford University Press, 1994.) She was in Cincinnati from 1832 to 1836 with her father, Rev. Lyman Beecher, and after her marriage to Prof. Stowe. Her mother was Roxanna Foote, his first wife, and Samuel E. Foote was her uncle. (The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe. By Charles Edward Stowe. Project Gutenberg.) In 1852, according to the Boston Taveler, she received a copyright premium of $10,300 from Jewett & Co. for three months sales of her book, "Uncle Tom's Cabin." It was reputed to be "the largest sum of money ever received by an author, either American or European, from the actual sales of a single work in so short a period of time." Cleveland Herold, July 12, 1852.)]
elite 1% Republican Protestant Moralists
"Efforts to define and control delinquency in Ohio originated in the late 1830s among a local elite in Cincinnati, by far the state's largest city. This group may be usefully described as white males in their forties, Protestant moralists, Yankee migrants, Whigs (later Republicans), and businessmen or professionals (law, journalism, or education, often pursued simultaneously).
Notable among them were Alphonso Taft, Samuel Lewis, and James Handasyd Perkins3. They opposed slavery and enthusiastically supported a variety of good works, including popular education and the systematic organization of poor relief and penal institutions.... 3.
Alphonso Taft, Secretary of War in the Grant administration and father of the President, was born in Vermont. He received his law degree from Yale (1833) and migrated from Connecticut in 1840 to become one of Cincinnati's most successful lawyers.
Samuel Lewis, in 1814 an impoverished migrant from Massachusetts, gained affluence through marriage and as a legal adviser to local businessmen. In 1838 he was appointed the first State Superintendent of Common Schools. Militantly antislavery, he helped Salmon P. Chase, another Yankee-born Cincinnati lawyer, organize the Liberty Party. Later, Lewis was an unsuccessful Free Soil candidate for Congress and the governorship. James Handasyd Perkins left a comfortable family import business in Boston to become a lawyer-journalist in Cincinnati in 1832. He subsequently accepted a call from the First Congregational Society, but the relationship was strained as Perkins goaded the pious membership to get involved in practical work such as the Cincinnati Relief Union which he helped to establish. See Henry F. Pringle, The Life and Times of William Howard Taft, I (New York, 1939), 7-19; W. G. W. Lewis, Biography of Samuel Lewis (Cincinnati, 1857); William H. Channing, ed., Memoirs and Writings of James Handasyd Perkins, 2 vols. (Cincinnati, 1851)." ("The Family System of Common Farmers": The Origins of Ohio's Reform Farm, 1840-1858. By Robert M. Mennell. Ohio History, Spring 1980, Vol. 89 No. 2, pp 125-126.)
Mrs. James H. Perkins' Sister's Family, the Samuel Edmund Footes
Sarah Hart Elliott's sister, Elizabeth Betts Elliott, married Samuel Edmund Foote. They moved to New Haven, Conn., where their son, Henry Ward Foote, graduated from Yale in 1866. He died young, and left $25,000 to Yale. (Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale, 1870-1880, p. 150.) Their daughter, Frances Elizabeth Foote, married Edwin Lawrence Godkin, who founded the "Nation" in 1865, and was later an editor of the New York Evening Post. (Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot, 1598-1905. By Wilimena H. (Eliot) Emerson, 1905, pp. 119-120; re Joseph Eliot and Mary Wyllys, p. 32.)
- Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot, p. 119 / Google Books
- Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale, 1870-1880, p. 150 / Google Books
Their daughter, Katherine Virgina Foote, married Alfred Perkins Rockwell (1834-1903), Yale 1855, son of John Arnold and Mary Watkinson (Perkins) Rockwell. He was Professor of Mining in the Sheffield Scientific School 1865-1868, and at M.I.T. from 1868-1873. He was chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners in Boston from 1873-76, President of the Eastern Railroad Co. 1876-79, and Treasurer of the Great Falls (N.H.) Manufacturing Co. until retiring in 1886. In 1901 he was the official representative of Yale University at the Millenary Celebration of King Alfred the Great in England. (Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale, 1900-1910, p. 333.) He died while visiting his daughter, the wife of Prof. Edward H. Jenkins, in New Haven. (Gen. Alfred Rockwell Dead. New York Times, Dec. 25, 1903; Death List of a Day. New York Times, Mar. 25, 1902.)
Her brother, Charles Wyllys Elliot, married Mary Green White, daughter of Abijah and Ann Maria (Howard) White, and a sister of Mrs. James Russell Lowell and Mrs. Dr. Estes Howe. He had cattle and sheep interests in Nebraska and Kansas. He died in 1883. (Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot. By Ellsworth Eliot, George Edwin Eliot, William Horace Eliot. Revised. The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press, 1905, p. 159.) [James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) was appointed minister to Spain by President Rutherford B. Hayes, who was part of the Cincinnati clique. Lowell High School in San Francisco was named after him in 1894.]
Charles Wyllys Elliot, Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot
Her nephew, Howard Elliott, graduated from Harvard in 1881. He worked for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad while attending school, and after graduating, for its branch lines in Keokuk, Iowa. In 1902, he was elected a second vice president of the CBQ, and in 1903, president and a director of the Northern Pacific Railroad. He was also a director of the St. Louis Union Trust Company. Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot. By Ellsworth Eliot et al., 1905, p. 191.) He was elected president of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in 1913, and resigned in 1917, but continued as a director and member of the executive committee He also became chairman of the Northern Pacific. He was a member of the Railroads' War Board from 1917 to 1927. He was alected an Overseer of Harvard three times, the last time in 1924, and was a life member of the Corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Howard Elliott Dies at Age of 67. New York Times, Jul. 9, 1928.) He was president of the Harvard Alumni Association in 1916. He was a director of over a dozen railroads, and the Guaranty Trust [1924-28] and the Fulton Trust. (Officers of Harvard Alumni Association. Lowell Sun, Oct. 27, 1916.) His son, Howard Elliot Jr., and daughter, Mrs. Frederick R. Wulsin, inherited a third each, and his grandsons, Edmund Pendleton Rogers Jr. and Howard Elliott Rogers, each recieved a sixth of his estate of over $2.5 million. The Fulton Trust Company was trustee. (Elliott Will Gives Estate to Family. New York Times, Jul. 18, 1928.) His son-in-law, Edmund Pendleton Rogers, Skull & Bones 1905, was president of the Fulton Trust.
INBREDS FORBES / PERKINS
Mrs. Charles E. Perkins was Edith Forbes, a daughter of R.B. Forbes of Milton, sister of J. Murray Forbes, and cousin of J. Malcolm Forbes. She was killed in an earthquake while visiting her daughter in California. Their children were Mrs. Robert F. Herrick and Robert Forbes Perkins of Framingham, Mrs. Edith Cunningham of Santa Barbara, Mrs. William Hooper of Manchester, and Charles E. Perkins (Jr.) of Burlington, Iowa. They were married in 1864.
(Victim Was From Boston. New York Times, Jun. 30, 1925.)
Robert Bennet Forbes (1804-1889) was the son of Ralph Bennet and Margaret Perkins Forbes. He sailed for China at age 13 for his uncles, the Perkins brothers, and was a captain at 20. He was on the sea until 1832, then returned to China for several years in 1838. He was the head or a partner of Russell & Co. until 1857. He married Rose Greene Smith in 1870.
(Robert Bennet Forbes. Memorial Biographies of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1907, p. 416.)
- James Murray Forbes Papers / Massachusetts Historical Society
- Robert Bennet Forbes - Memorial Biographies of the NEHGS, 1907, p. 416 / Google Books
"Ralph Bennet Forbes's third son, John Murray Forbes [1813-1898], like his two older brothers, went to China at an early age and soon acquired a great fortune. Unlike them, he then transferred his business interests to projects within the United States, especially railroads. Drug smuggler Opium money built the railroads. He was the driving force behind the construction of the Michigan Central and the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroads, serving as president of the latter in the 1880s. During the Civil War, he aided the Northern cause in many ways: he acted as consultant to the Navy, traveled to England to prevent the Laird "rams" from falling into Confederate hands, and urged Lincoln to allow the enlistment of more Negro troops. John Murray Forbes and his wife Sarah Hathaway Forbes had a daughter named Mary Hathaway Forbes. Their son William Hathaway Forbes (1840-1897) married Edith Emerson in 1865 and became the first president of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company." (Biographical Sketch. Forbes Family Papers 1732-1931. Massachusetts Historical Society.)
Robert Forbes Perkins, Harvard 1889
Robert Forbes Perkins was the head of the Boston brokerage Bond & Goodwin. He was born in Milton in 1865, and graduated from Harvard in 1889. He was with Lee, Higginson & Co. until 1897, when he joined Bond & Goodwin. He was survived by two sons, four daughters, four sisters, and one brother. (Robert F. Perkins, Retired Broker, 72. New York Times, Feb. 21, 1938.) He married Anna R. Bowditch, daughter of the late E. Francis Bowditch, in 1891. They were divorced, and she married Bronson Rumsey, of Cody, Wyoming. (Boston Banker Asks Divorce. New-York Tribune, Feb. 15, 1910; Divorce Suit Just a Favor. New York Times, Feb. 14, 1910; The William Bowditch Tree. RonUlrich.com.) E. Francis Bowditch was a trustee of the Massachusetts General Hospital Corporation in 1885 and 1887. (Local Matters. Fitchburg Sentinel, Feb. 6, 1885; Massachusetts General Hospital. Boston Daily Globe, Feb. 3, 1887.)
Charles Elliott Perkins Jr.
Charles Elliott Perkins Jr. was born in Burlington in 1881, and was a classmate of President Franklin [Roosevelt] and a member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University. He was President of the C.B. & Q. from 1918 to 1921, and a director until 1929; and a member of the executive board of the Southern Pacific Railroad. (Charles E. Perkins, Rail Official, Dies. New York Times, Jun. 20, 1943.) He was a trustee of FDR's National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis in 1937. Charles Elliott Perkins (3d) died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his large ranch in Santa Ynez, Calif. (Charles Elliott Perkins, 47, Was Rancher in California. New York Times, Mar. 23, 1965.) He was an usher at the marriage of Eugene Van Rensselaer Thayer Jr. to Gladys Brooks. (Thayer-Brooks Wedding. New York Times, Sep. 4, 1903.)
Edward Cranch Perkins
"Jane Sedgwick Watson, 4th child of Robert Sedgwick Watson (B43,4) and Mary Taber (Hathaway) Watson, was born May 16, 1838, at New Bedford, Mass. She had a twin sister, Louisa, who died at the age of one year. She married June 10, 1869, Edward Cranch Perkins of Boston, who grew up in Connecticut. He was son of James Handasyd Perkins, Unitarian minister of that city and of Sarah H. (Elliott) Perkins. He attended Exeter Academy, was on the Harvard crew against Yale at Lake Quinisgamond, Worcester, and graduated at Harvard College and at the Harvard Law School. He was a prominent Boston lawyer and cotton buyer for New England mills, developed mining properties and was counsel for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad of which his brother, Charles E. Perkins, was president. His Harvard classmate, William Jones Ladd, married his wife's sister, Anna Russell Watson." (A Sedgwick Genealogy: Descendants of Deacon Benjamin Sedgwick, p. 182. Sedgwick.org.) Edward Cranch Perkins graduated from Harvard University in 1866. After graduating from Harvard, Edward C. Perkins was associated with the Galveston cotton brokerage firm of Ladd & Amory during the winter, and studied law with John M. Forbes in Boston during the summer. He died in 1914. He was the father of Thomas Nelson Perkins (1870-1937) HC1891, Elliott Perkins (1873-), James Handasyd Perkins (1876-1940) HC1898, and John Forbes Perkins (1878-) HC1899. (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. LXXV, 1921, p. xliii.)
A Sedgwick Genealogy: Descendants of Deacon Benjamin Sedgwick, p. 182 / Sedgwick.org
Edward Cranch PERKINS / Jane Sedgwick WATSON / Sedgwick.org
The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. LXXV, 1921 / Google Books
Thomas Nelson Perkins (1870-1937)
"Colonel Thomas Handasyd Perkins of Boston, a brother of Thomas Nelson Perkins's great-grandfather, became the first President of America's first railroad, when he was made head of the Granite Railway, a crude tramway two and three-fourths miles long, which was built at Quincy, Mass., in 1826, to convey to the waterfront the granite blocks with which the Bunker Hill monument was built. The Colonel also was one of the most noted merchant ship owners of his time, having maintained one of the country's largest fleets of clipper ships in the China trade. The present Mr. Perkins also has a connection with the railroad world in that John M. Forbes, a nephew of Colonel Perkins, had a prominent part in the building of the Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy, became its President and was succeeded in that office by his cousin, Charles E. Perkins. Thomas Nelson Perkins was born in Milton, Mass., in 1870. He was graduated from Harvard College in 1891 and from Harvard Law School three years later. He has been a member of the Massachusetts bar for thirty-five years. During the World War Mr. Perkins was made chief counsel to the War Industries Board, and later became Assistant to the Secretary of War for purchase and supply. When the Dawes plan was adopted at the London conference in 1924 Mr. Perkins was selected as an added member of the Reparations Commission with a vote on all matters pertaining to the Dawes plan. Through that post he was in the important position, during the period when the Dawes organization was getting started, of holding the vote which would have decided a tie among the other four nationals." He later resigned to become President of the Arbitral Tribunal of Interpretations, a post he held as of 1928, when he was elected Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Boston & Maine Railroad. He was also a Fellow of Harvard University, Chairman of the Commercial Radio International Committee, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Puget Sound Power and Light Company, Vice President and a director of the Railway and Light Securities Company, and a director of the Lee Higginson Trust Company, Merrimac Chemical Company, Flintkote Company and the Postum Company. (Perkins A Descendant of First Railway Head. New York Times, Mar. 11, 1928.) He was named an alternate to J.P. Morgan on the US Reparations Committee. (Perkins Sails For Paris. New York Times, Feb. 16, 1929.) He was acting president of the Boston & Maine when George Hannauer died. (T.N. Perkins Heads the Boston & Maine. New York Times, Nov. 6, 1929.) Perkins and W. Cameron Forbes [HC 1892], partner of J.M. Forbes & Co. and Governor General of the Philippines under President Taft, were elected directors of the Engineers Public Service Company. "Both men have been connected with the Puget Sound Power and Light Company, recently acquired by Engineers, for more than thirty years." (Utility Elects Two Directors. New York Times, Dec. 9, 1928.)
Thomas Nelson Perkins was an usher at the marriage of James Abercrombie Burden to William Douglas Sloane's daughter Adele. Frederick W. Winthrop was best man, and the other ushers were G. Richmond Fearing Jr., C.C. Baldwin, Louis Adams Frothingham, Rufus K. Thomas, and George Baty Bates, all Harvard friends and members of THUGGEE Porcellian Club. (A notable Wedding at Lenox. New York Times, Jun. 2, 1895.)
Perkins was an usher at the wedding of Frederick Winthrop to Dorothy Amory, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Amory of Boston. Grenville Winthrop was best man. The other ushers were William Amory 2d and George G. Amory, the bride's brothers; Hugh Whitney, Ingersoll Amory [HC 1892], J.A. Burden Jr. and F.N. Watriss of New York; Francis R. Bangs and Rudolph L. Agassiz [HC 1892] of Boston; and Nicholas Longworth of Cincinnati. Mary Curtis and Marjorie Cochran were bridesmaids, and the pages were the two sons of Mr. and Mrs. T. Jefferson Coolidge, née Clara Amory. (A Day's Weddings. New York Times, Jan. 21, 1903.)
Thomas Nelson Perkins was best man for Nicholas Longworth of Cincinnati, who married President Theodore Roosevelt's daughter, Alice. (The President A Guest At Longworth Dinner. New York Times, Feb. 16, 1906.) Perkins and Longworth had been candidates for the Varsity rowing team at Harvard (Harvard University. New York Times, Feb. 23, 1890); Perkins became the captain, and C.F. Adams was the coach. (Harvard's Unpromising Crew. New York Times, Jun. 2, 1892.) Alice was the oldest child of President Roosevelt, and the only child of his first marriage to Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, who died a few days after she was born.
Thomas Nelson Perkins's second wife was Louisa J. Catherine Adams (b. 1871), the daughter of Charles Francis Adams Jr. (1835-1915) [who had been president of the Union Pacific Railroad 1884-90]. They were married in 1906. (Descendants of King Charlemagne. 36th Generation and 35th Generation.) The five Fellows and Treasurer of the Harvard Corporation who chose the new President of Harvard in 1908: Henry Pickering Walcott, Henry Lee Higginson, Francis Cabot Lowell, Arthur Tracy Cabot, and Thomas Nelson Perkins; Charles Francis Adams was Treasurer. Walcott was a physician and a member and later chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Health. Arthur Tracy Cabot was "one of Boston's leading Surgeons." (Abbott Lawrence Lowell, 1856-1943. By Henry Aaron Yeomans. Ayer Publishing, 1948, pp. 84-85.) In 1913, Thomas Nelson Perkins was trustee of the newly-formed Harvard Mutual Foundation, "a system that will ultimately mean, it is believed, millions of dollars to Harvard University." Fellow trustees were Charles Francis Adams 2d, Treasurer of Harvard University; Arthur Lyman, George Uriel Crocker, John Candler Cobb, Alexander H. Ladd, and Charles H.W. Foster. Adams said that "The trust is created to hold certain donations of funds and property from several men who desire to provide an income for their immediate heirs and have the property then go to Harvard, and is so arranged that other funds and properties can be added to the trust from time to time. I do not care to give the names and amounts of the donations, as I think the donors would prefer not to have their names published, but will say that a very substantial amount has already been received." (Millions in Harvard Trust. New York Times, Mar. 26, 1913.) Perkins resigned as a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation to serve on the Reparations Committee in Europe. He had been a Fellow since 1905 and was the youngest member ever elected. (T.N. Perkins Resigns Fellowship. New York Times, Oct. 30, 1924.) Clarence Cook Little, the future head of the American Society for the Control of Cancer, was secretary to the Harvard Corporation from 1910-12. And, in 1922, the Office of Cancer Investigations of the US Public Health Service at Harvard University (which was subsequently merged into the National Cancer Institute), was established at Harvard by Assistant Surgeon General Joseph W. Schereschewsky. Perkins was a member of the Harvard Corporation at during both times.
Thomas N. Perkins accompanied Owen D. Young, Vice President of the General Electric Company, to Argentina in order to consolidate the radio operations of the Radio Corporation of America with those of the English Marconi Company, the French Compagnie de Telegraphie Sans Fil and the German Telefunken. (Big Radio Concerns to Use One Station. New York Times, Mar. 24, 1922.) He was a member of the US Commission to the allied war talks, headed by Col. Edward Mandell House [a close friend of President Woodrow Wilson since his days as Governor of New Jersey in 1911].
Other members were Admiral W.S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations; General Tasker H. Bliss, Chief of the General Staff; Assistant Secretary Oscar T. Crosby; Vance C. McCormick [Yale 1893], Chairman of the War Trade Board; Bainbridge Colby of the Shipping Board; and Dr. Alonzo E. Taylor of the Food Administration; and Gordon Auchincloss as Secretary. (House in Europe, Heads War Envoys. Nov. 8, 1917.) He was a member of the U.S. War Industries Board in 1918, with Bernard M. Baruch as chairman, Herbert BayardSwope as his assistant, and Howard P. Ingels as secretary. The other original members were Alexander Legge, J. Leonard Replogle, Judge Edwin B. Parker; George N. Peek, Gerard Swope and Thomas Nelson Perkins representing the War Department; Robert S. Brookings, Admiral F.F. Fletcher, General George W. Goethals, Hugh Frayne, and Albert C. Ritchie [Governor of Maryland in 1930]. The War Board held biennial reunions until at least 1930. (War Board to Meet Again. New York Times, Nov. 10, 1930.)
Thomas Nelson Perkins was counsel for the Lee, Higginson Trust Company when it was chartered in 1927.
Those who favored the plan included George C. Lee, Charles E. Cotting, David H. Howie and representatives of the Second National, Atlantic National, Merchants' National, Shawmut National and Old Colony Trust Company. (Trust Firm Gets Charter. New York Times, Aug. 31, 1927.) The Lee Higginson Trust Company was liquidated in 1932. "Announcement of the impending discontinuance of the trust company was made by its president, Francis C. Gray. Among its directors are former Governor Allen of Massachusetts, Thomas N. Perkins,... and L. Edmund Zacher, president of the Traveler Insurance Company. George C. Lee is chairman of the board. When the trust company was organized, in the Fall of 1927, it was announced that Ivar Kreuger, late Swedish financier, would be a member of its board of directors." (Lee, Higginson Trust Plans to Liquidate. New York Times, May 25, 1932.)
Directors of Stone & Webster in 1933: Henry G. Bradlee, W. Cameron Forbes, Joseph P. Grace, George O. Muhlfeld, Thomas N. Perkins, Herbert L. Pratt, Russell Robb, Charles A. Stone, Whitney Stone, Eliot Wadsworth, Walter B. Walker, Edwin S. Webster, Edwin S. Webster Jr., and Albert H. Wiggin, all except Walker returning. (Board of 22 Cut to 14 By Stone & Webster. New York Times, Mar. 24, 1933.)
Perkins was elected a director of A.T. & T., along with lawyer Owen J. Roberts of Phildelphia and Myron C. Taylor, Chairman U.S. Steel, to replace the late John I. Waterbury, and Secretary of the Navy Charles Francis Adams 2d [a nephew of his in-laws] and Edward Farnham Greene, who retired. (Vote $2,000,000 A.T. & T. Stock Total. New York Times, Mar. 27, 1929.) "The First National Bank leads in the percentage of representation on the A.T. & T. board. George F. Baker, chairman, and George F. Baker Jr., vice chairman of the First National, are directors of A.T. & T., while First National directors who are also on the A.T. & T. board include Myron C. Taylor and Walter S. Gifford. The Guaranty Trust may be said to be represented on the A.T. & T. board by James S. Alexander, John W. Davis, Charles P. Cooper and David F. Houston. Other directors of A.T. & T. who are connected with banking institutions include Thomas Nelson Perkins, a director of the State Street Trust Company of Boston; Edward E. Loomis, a trustee of the New York Trust Company; E.V.R. Thayer, chairman of the executive committee of the Central Trust Company of Illinois, and Daniel Willard, a director of the First National Bank of Chicago." Winthrop W. Aldrich, president of the Chase National Bank, was newly elected. (A.T. & T.'s Banking Directorate. New York Times, Aug. 24, 1930.) Elihu Root, of Root, Clark, Buckner & Ballantine, and David A. Crawford of Chicago will elected to fill vacancies caused by the deaths of Perkins and E.E. Loomis. (Elected to Fill Vacancies on Board of A.T. & T. New York Times, Dec. 16, 1937.) S. Clay Williams, Chairman of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company was elected to replace George S. Baker, deceased. (Investors Uphold Policies of A.T. & T. New York Times, Apr. 21, 1938.)
Perkins was elected a director of the Southern Pacific Railroad to fill a vacancy caused by the death of James N. Jarvie. (Southern Pacific Stock. New York Times, Apr. 10, 1930.) Thomas Nelson Perkins was elected a director of Loews Corporation to replace Harley L. Clark. Nicholas M. Schenck was the president of Loews, and Eugene W. Leake and David Warfield were other directors. Metro-Goldwyn-Pictures Corporation was a subsidiary of Loews. (Bonuses Cause Tilt at Loew's Meeting. New York Times. Dec. 16, 1932; Loew's Securities Tied Up By Court. New York Times, Dec. 16, 1933.)
Members of the Harvard Corporation 1936: Dr. James B. Conant, President of Harvard; Henry L. Shattuck of Boston, Treasurer; Thomas N. Perkins, Dr. Roger I. Lee and Charles A. Coolidge Jr. of Boston, Grenville Clark of New York; while Henry James, trustee of the Carnegie Corporation and the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, was newly elected to replace Charles P. Curtis Jr. of Boston. (On Harvard Corporation. New York Times, Feb. 25, 1936.)
"Mr. Perkins had practiced law in Boston since 1894. He was a member of the legal firm of Ropes, Gray, Boyden & Perkins.
He was an attorney for many corporations." His widow and three sons, Elliot, James H. 2d, and Thomas N. Perkins Jr. survived him. (T.N. Perkins Dies; Young Plan Aide. New York Times, Oct. 8, 1937.)
Ropes, Gray, Boyden & Perkins (now Ropes & Gray)
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PAUL F. PERKINS Retired Partner firstname.lastname@example.org T+1 617 951 7000 Boston
Anne Bissell Perkins, daughter of Mrs. Thomas Nelson Perkins and the late Mr. Perkins, married William Wallace McDowell Jr. She was with the International Business Machines Corporation in New York; her father was president of the Bowen Company, a Boston investment firm. McDowell's father was a vice president of I.B.M., and he was with Philip Morris International in New York. (Anne B. Perkins, Alumna of Smith, Bay State Bride. New York Times, Jun. 4, 1967.) William W. McDowell Jr. was a vice president of Philip Morris Inc. in 1976. (Philip Morris, Federal Election Commission Report Form #3, alternative monthly report for September, 1976.) W.W. McDowell approved the papers to be presented at the Tobacco Chemists' Research Conference. (W.W. McDowell to Dr. R.B. Seligman, May 23, 1977.) In 1979, he was an Executive Vice President of Operations reporting to S.P. Pollock, President of P.M. USA. (Domestic Cigarette Industry Competitive Profile. RJR, 1979.)
Edward C. Johnson 2d
Edward C. Johnson 2d "began his long association with the world of finance in 1935 when, as a practicing lawyer with the firm of Ropes, Gray, Boyden & Perkins (now Ropes & Gray), he began handling the legal affairs of Incorporated Investors, then one of Boston's largest investment companies. Four years later, he quit law and joined the investment firm as treasurer. In 1943, he became president and director of Fidelity Fund, a small ($3 million) Boston outfit." This became FMR Corporation, the financial services holding company that includes the Fidelity group. His son, Edward C. Johnson 3d, succeeded him as its head. "A Boston Brahmin, Mr. Johnson was born Edward Crosby Johnson 2d in a townhouse on Beacon street, Back Bay, on Jan. 19, 1898, the son of Samuel Johnson, a partner in a leading dry-goods firm [C.F. Hovey & Company], and Josephine (Forbush) Johnson. His ancestors came to this country in 1635 and were among the early settlers of Essex County. He was a graduate of Milton Academy, Harvard College, class of 1920, and Harvard Law School in 1924. During World War I, he served overseas with the Navy as an electrician's mate. Between college and law school he studied for a year at Harvard Business School. Following law school, he joined Ropes, Gray." (Edward Johnson 2d, Retired Board Chairman at Fidelity. Boston Globe, Apr. 4, 1984.) Edward Crosby Johnson 2d's father, Samuel Johnson, was the son of Dr. Amos Howe Johnson. Edward C. Johnson 2d married Elsie Livingston Johnson, whose father, Reginald Mansfield Johnson, was the son of Rev. Francis Howe Johnson. (Samuel Johnson. New York Times, Aug. 28, 1932; Miss Julia Edwards Weds R.M. Johnson. New York Times, Jul. 3, 1902; R.K. West's Master List.)
The Johnsons' grandfathers, Dr. Amos and Rev. Francis Johnson, were brothers, whose sister, Mary Ann, married Prof. Austin Phelps of Andover Theological Seminary. Edward Johnson Phelps, Skull & Bones 1886, was their son. He was secretary, treasurer, and general manager of the Northern Trust Safe Deposit Company of Chicago from 1895 to 1929, president and a director from 1923 to 1929. He represented the Yale Club of Chicago on the Alumni Board from 1910 to 1916, and was a member of the Board of Education of New Trier Township High School from 1918-1923. (Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts. By William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910; Bulletin of Yale University. Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased during the Year 1938-1939, pp. 53-54.)
"Fidelity manages $405 billion in assets. One manager alone, Jeffrey Vinik, who runs Fidelity's Magellan Fund, controls $54 billion. His enthusiasm for tech stocks helped fuel the sector for two years. Fidelity is so powerful that most traders and even many independent fund managers will talk about it only off the record." (In New York: Fidelity May Be Behind IBM Stock's Rapid Rise. By Robert McGough. Asian Wall Street Journal. New York, N.Y.: Feb 2, 1996.) "Fidelity oversees a far-flung domain of more than nine million customers and $497 billion in assets under management. Its 223 mutual funds, which have $340 billion in assets, include Fidelity Magellan Fund, which at $50 billion is the largest mutual fund in the U.S. Many stock traders say Fidelity is the most powerful trading force in the U.S. equity markets. Regulatory filings triggered by Fidelity's big stake in Chrysler Corp. disclose that the Johnson family has reduced its stake in the voting stock of Fidelity's parent to 49%. Fidelity says three long-time family associates are included in that figure. As recently as April, according to a Fidelity fund proxy statement, the family alone owned 80% of FMR." (Fidelity Gives Majority Stake To Managers. By Robert McGough. Asian Wall Street Journal. New York, N.Y.: Aug 17, 1995.) FMR Corporation held a large percentage of shares of both Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds before and during the state lawsuits against the cigarette companies.
James T. Mountz
James T. Mountz of Ropes & Gray was a director of the American Cancer Society. "In 1959, the Board established the Committee on Tobacco and Cancer to succeed the Ad Hoc Committee which had guided the Board since 1957. Dr. Taylor was named chairman, a position he held until the fall of 1963. The Committee was composed of distinguished physicians and laymen, including: James M. Brittain, Director of the Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Co.; Dr. Frank W. Foote, Jr., of Memorial Hospital, New York City; Dr. [John R.] Heller; Dr. Leonard W. Larson, Bismark, N.D., pathologist and former president of the American Medical Association; Mr. [William B.] Lewis; Arthur L. Montgomery, President of the Atlanta, Ga., Coca-Cola Bottling Co., and Allied Plants; James T. Mountz, Boston, Mass., attorney; Dr. Ochsner; Dr. I. S. Ravdin of the University of Pennsylvania and in 1963 President of the American Cancer Society; Victor A. Scholis, Louisville, Ky., Vice President and Director of Stations WHAS and WHAS-TV; Dr. Wendell M. Stanley, Director of the Virus Laboratory, University of California, and 1946 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; Dr. Stebbins; Waldo I. Stoddard, Grand Rapids, Mich., banker; and Dr. Ashbel C. Williams, Jacksonville, Fla. surgeon." (The Position of the American Cancer Society Regarding Tobacco and Lung Cancer. To the City Editor [form letter]. American Cancer Society News Service, Jan. 7, 1964.)
He attended the World Conference of Smoking & Health in 1967.
Elliot L. Richardson
Elliot Lee Richardson was born in Boston in 1920 and graduated from Milton Academy. He was a philosophy major at Harvard. He served in the Arny during World War II, and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1947, where he was president and editor of the law review. "Mr. Richardson spent four years at the Boston law firm of Ropes & Gray, joined the Washington staff of US Senator Leverett Salstonstall (R-Mass.) for two years, returned to Ropes & Gray, then served as acting counsel to Governor Christian A. Herter." He was named assistant secretary for legislation of the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare in 1957. He was a US Attorney and Massachusetts Attorney General in the 1950s and 60s. In the Nixon Administration, he was undersecretary of state, secretary of health, education and welfare (1970), secretary of defense, and attorney general, where he and his deputy, William Ruckelshaus, refused to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox. He was ambassador to Great Britain and secretary of commerce in the Ford administration, and ambassador at large in the Carter administration. In 1980, he joined the Washington office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy as senior partner. "Mr. Richardson's great-grandfather, both grandfathers, a grandmother, three uncles, his father, and both his brothers were physicians." (Elliot Richardson is dead at 79; was key GOP stalwart. By Mark Feeney, Boston Globe, Jan. 1, 2000.)
James Handasyd Perkins (1876-1940)
James H. Perkins was elected president and a director of the Farmers Loan and Trust Company of New York in 1921. During the 1920s, Farmers Loan and Trust became a major stockholder in the American Tobacco Company, and James H. Perkins was on American's board of directors between 1926 and 1929.
John Forbes Perkins
John F. Perkins (b. 1878) was a judge of the Boston Juvenile Court. His son, Malcolm D. Perkins, graduated from Harvard in 1936 and Harvard Law School in 1939. He was with the firm of Parker & Duryee until 1941, when he took flight training and joined Pan American World Airways, then the Army Air Transport Command. He married Sheila D. Redmond, the daughter of Roland Redmond. (Sheila Redmond Becomes A Bride. New York Times, Feb. 3, 1944.) His son, Dr. John F. Perkins Jr. (1909-1966), was a professor of physiology at the University of Chicago School of Medicine. He received his MD in 1936 from Harvard Medical School. (John F. Perkins, 57; Physiology Teacher. New York Times, Aug. 10, 1966.)