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Carl Dewey Perkins (October 15, 1912 - August 3, 1984), a Democrat, was a politician and member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Kentucky. October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ...


Perkins was born in Hindman, Kentucky. He attended the Knott County, Kentucky grade schools, Hindman High School, Caney Junior College (now Alice Lloyd College), Lees Junior College and graduated from Jefferson School of Law (now the University of Louisville Law School) in 1935. Hindman is a city located in Knott County, Kentucky. ... Knott County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Alice Lloyd College is a four-year liberal arts work college in Pippa Passes, Kentucky. ... The University of Louisville (also known as U of L, Louisville, or the Ville) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. It is mandated [1] by the Kentucky General Assembly to be a Preeminent Metropolitan Research University. ...


Perkins was admitted to the bar in 1935 and commenced the practice of law in Hindman. In 1939 Perkins served an unexpired term as Commonwealth's Attorney for the thirty-first judicial circuit. He was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1940 and was then elected Knott County Attorney in 1941 and reelected in 1945. Perkins resigned the county attorney's office on January 1, 1948 to become counsel for the Kentucky Department of Highways. Commonwealths Attorney is the title given to the elected felony prosecutor in states that are officially called commonwealth. ... Kentucky House of Representatives is the lower house of the Kentucky General Assembly, the state legislature of Kentucky. ... A county attorney in the United States is the prosecutor for a county or local judicial district. ...


During World War II Perkins enlisted in the United States Army and saw service in Europe. Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States armed forces and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the six inhabited continents of the Earth. ...


In 1948 Perkins ran against the incumbent Congressman from Kentucky's 7th District, Wendell H. Meade. Perkins unseated Meade and was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the seventeen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1949, until his death. Perkins was the chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor (Ninetieth through Ninety-eighth Congresses, 1967-1984). While a part of the committee, his work helped produce the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and Head Start. Wendell Howes Meade (January 18, 1912–June 2, 1986) served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Kentuckys 7th Congressional District during the Eightieth Congress (January 3 1947–January 3 1949). ... Signed by Lyndon B. Johnson on 20 of August 1964, the Economic Opportunity Act (hereafter EOA) was central to Johnsons Great Society campaign and its War on Poverty. ... Head Start is a program of the US governments Department of Health and Human Services which focuses on assisting three- and four-year-old children from low-income families. ...


Perkins was a resident of Hindman, Kentucky until his death on August 3, 1984 in Lexington, Kentucky. He is buried in the Perkins Cemetery at Leburn, Kentucky. Hindman is a city located in Knott County, Kentucky. ... Nickname: Athens of the West Horse Capital of the World Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Coordinates: Country State Counties United States Kentucky Fayette Mayor Teresa Isaac (D) Area    - City 285. ...


Perkins was succeeded in office by his son Carl C. Perkins. Both the Carl D. Perkins Bridge crossing the Ohio River and the Carl D. Perkins Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Ashland, Kentucky are named after him. PERKINS, Carl Christopher, (son of Carl Dewey Perkins), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Washington, D.C., August 6, 1954; graduated from Fort Hunt High School, Alexandria, Va. ... The Carl D. Perkins Bridge is a cantilever bridge in the United States that opened on January 28, 1988. ... The Ohio River is the largest tributary by volume of the Mississippi River. ... Motto: A proud past. ...


Perkins's legacy of support to education is shown by the federal student loan called the Perkins Loan, named for him, as is the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, which provides federal money for vocational schooling. Student loans are loans offered to students to assist in payment of the costs of professional education. ... Perkins Loans are student loans offered by the United States Federal Government to US college students with financial need. ... The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act was first authorized by the federal government in 1984 and reauthorized in 1998. ... A blacksmith is a traditional trade. ...


Carl D. Perkins' grave site is actually in Hindman in a private cemetery upon a hill near his old house. Verna J. Perkins sold the house and the land, and his grave site is now a memorial. Verna has since retired to a home for the elderly in Lexington. Hindman is a city located in Knott County, Kentucky. ...

Preceded by:
Wendell H. Meade
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 7th District of Kentucky
1949 – 1984
Succeeded by:
Carl C. Perkins

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Carl D. Perkins Act - Background (429 words)
The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act (Perkins) was originally authorized in 1984, and most recently reauthorized in October of 1998.
The purpose of Perkins is to provide individuals with the academic and technical skills needed to succeed in a knowledge- and skills-based economy.
Perkins supports career and technical education that prepares its students both for postsecondary education and the careers of their choice.
Carl Perkins' Obituary (1381 words)
Carl D. Perkins, was born in Hindman, Kentucky on October 15, 1912.
Perkins died of a massive heart attack on August 3, 1984, en route from Washington to his home in Hindman and was buried in Perkins Cemetery at Leburn, Kentucky.
Perkins, a Democrat who represented Eastern Kentucky from 1984 to 1992, admitted lying to a federal probation officer about his income while a judge was trying to determine whether he should be fined for his role in the scandal.
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