Charles Elliott Perkins

Charles Elliott Perkins

Charles Elliott Perkins was an American businessman and president of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. He was so well respected that historian Richard Overton wrote, "From the time that Charles Elliott Perkins became vice president of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy [1876 1876] ... until he resigned as president in 1901, he was the Burlington."
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Tech's Johnson allows opposing D to pick its poison - FS South
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I think all these guys can carry it. To this point everybody's kind of tried to take the B-Back away. That's fine. But when they don't I think you'll see David [Sims] or Preston [Lyons] or Charles [Perkins] one of those guys have a huge game
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Indigenous art overlooked - Sydney Morning Herald
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At 47, Perkins, a daughter of the indigenous activist Charles Perkins, has four children and is at the peak of her career. She has no new role to go to. Confirming the letter yesterday, Perkins said her resignation had been driven by a desire to
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Lyons, Greene upgraded for Georgia Tech - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
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Coach Paul Johnson graded them as doubtful on Wednesday. Both would play important roles if available. Lyons is the backup to starter David Sims and Greene is the No. 3 receiver behind Stephen Hill and Tyler Melton. Lyons' backup is Charles Perkins
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Lyons, Greene doubtful for Georgia Tech - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
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That means, in all likelihood, that Charles Perkins moves up to No. 2 and either Daniel McKayhan or Chris Jackson move up to No. 3. (That's my second mention of Chris Jackson today.) 2. Guard JC Lanier and A-back Marcus Wright have been practicing this
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Perkins ponders a bigger picture outside the gallery - Sydney Morning Herald
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One is the trust she chairs, named after her late father, the activist Charles Perkins, for indigenous children and students. Another is pressing for the country's first institution devoted to indigenous art. It should be in Sydney, she says,
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Council facing land decision - Boston Globe
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Charles Perkins bought the land in 1905. It now sits in a trust held by four descendants poised to sell the site for $3.5 million to Angelo D'Emilia, a local businessman and the state representative for the region. Because Childs Bridge Farm has
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Is Richmond's anti-poverty initiative too ambitious? - WTVR
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"If it wasn't for Social Security, I'd be in trouble," said Charles Perkins, "It's real tough... basically, there are no jobs." The former truck driver was forced to give up his job after 15 years because of physical limitations
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Paul Johnson Q&A - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
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Preston Lyons had a great one, he broke about two or three tackles when he scored and Charles (Perkins) bounced back from fumbling the ball and had a nice catch on third down and ran the ball. Richard (Watson) had a nice run there at the end
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Sims takes lead in Tech B-back competition - Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Sims worked hard over the summer and rose from fourth on the depth chart behind Preston Lyons, Charles Perkins and Richard Watson to the top spot, for now. The order, though, is subject to change and the backs have been getting rotated in practice
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Coffee Bluff landmark to reopen - Savannah Morning News
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Kruger and his wife Paula, partner Charles Perkins and grillmaster Joe Moore plan to stick with the barbecue theme. “We're stoked,” said Kruger, who acquired the business in 2009 and had planned to open last year before being badly hurt in an
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Ga. Tech's Sims making best of move from QB to RB - Houston Chronicle
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"Today for the first time Charles Perkins caught my eye," Johnson said. "He was humming out there. He had a good day of practice." But even the praise for Perkins turned into another compliment for Sims. "David Sims has really been practicing and today
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Law Firm Mark Twain Used Continues In Hartford - Hartford Courant
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Outside of their professional relationship, Clemens makes clear in one letter dated 1885 his regard for Charles Perkins, whom he refers to as "an old personal friend and the best lawyer in Hartford." Friendship, says Philippon, was not something the
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More from Johnson, Sims - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
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B-back Charles Perkins is starting to turn on the jets. David Sims churning up the waters in the B-back competition has brought out the best in Perkins, which is exactly what coach Paul Johnson wanted. “I think he's just playing harder, running harder,
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Johnson deems Tech practice 'suspect' - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
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Johnson did say a few players caught his attention, naming wide receiver Stephen Hill, B-back Charles Perkins and A-back Tony Zenon. B-back David Sims has been having a strong camp, Johnson said, and ”Charles decided to come along for the ride
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Watts, Perkins stand out in Tech practice - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
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Two players who caught coach Paul Johnson's attention: Outside linebacker Brandon Watts, who made plays in a one-minute drill at the end of practice, and B-back Charles Perkins, who made a couple good blocks. For Perkins, who is still learning the
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  • 1907
    Perkins suffered from Bright's disease. He became confined to his home shortly before his death, and died at his home in Westwood, Massachusetts, on November 8, 1907.
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  • 1901
    Charles Perkins resigned as president of the system in 1901 after New York City investors took control of the line.
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  • 1888
    As president of the system, he led the CB&Q through the Burlington Railroad Strike of 1888.
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  • 1883
    But by 1883, members of the board of directors were pushing Perkins to start fostering industrial development along its tracks as a means of boosting freight.
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    In 1883, Perkins took a secret trip over the StPM&M and reported to the CB&Q's board of directors that it appeared to be a well-engineered line which ran through excellent markets.
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  • 1882
    Perkins began seeking a way to add a line from Chicago to Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1882.
  • 1878
    In May 1878, Forbes ousted Harris and installed himself as president of the railroad.
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  • 1877
    While Perkins was vice president of the B&MR, the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 occurred.
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  • 1876
    In 1876, Gould proposed that the Iowa Pool and Union Pacific jointly and perpetually lease the B&MR (depriving Perkins of his control over the road).
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    In 1876, Perkins began lobbying Congress for legislation which would require railroads to charge shippers only for the actual miles traveled (a rule that would prevent the Union Pacific from charging higher rates, and thus drive it out of business).
    In March 1876 he was named the company's vice president, but continued to hold the vice presidency and superintendency of the company's business operations west of the Missouri River.
    He was so well respected that historian Richard Overton wrote, "From the time that Charles Elliott Perkins became vice president of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1876... until he resigned as president in 1901, he was the Burlington."
  • 1875
    Forbes ousted Joy in 1875 and appointed Robert Harris as the CB&Q's new president—a move which led to Perkins' elevation to the road's vice presidency.
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    Perkins was named to the Board of Directors of the CB&Q in 1875.
  • 1873
    On January 1, 1873, the railroad merged with the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy (CB&Q), but he continued to hold the position of president of the Nebraska division.
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  • 1872
    He helped incorporate the Burlington and Missouri River's Nebraska division, and was named its director as well as director of the line's Iowa division. Perkins was appointed vice president of the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad in 1872.
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  • 1865
    He was named Acting Superintendent and then Superintendent of the line in 1865.
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  • 1864
    Perkins was married to Edith Forbes of Milton, Massachusetts, on September 22, 1864.
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  • 1860
    He was promoted to paymaster a year later, and then at age 20 was made Assistant Treasurer of the railroad in 1860.
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  • 1840
    He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 24, 1840, to James Handasyd and Sarah Hart (Elliott) Perkins.
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