Perkins_Sanford B.

     Sanford B. Perkins was formerly at the head of the Berkeley Tutoring School, which has come to be recognized as one of the leading institutions of this character for young men in the state, preparing them for more advanced work along scientific lines and thus meeting the requirements of a solid foundation for later study. Mr. Perkins was well qualified in every way to assist his pupils and give them that basic knowledge which is so necessary for college training along scientific lines.
     Mr. Perkins was born in Torrington, Connecticut, July 26, 1889, and is a son of Alfred H. and Minnie L. (Johnson) Perkins, who are also natives of Torrington and are descended from New England families represented in this section of the country through many generations. Alfred H. Perkins has engaged in mercantile pursuits at Torrington, where he is still living and is yet numbered among the active business men of that place. Both he and his wife represent families that sent soldiers to the Revolutionary war, and her father was Major Sanford, of the Civil war. Mrs. Perkins is also living at Torrington, where she was educated and married.
     Sanford B. Perkins, an only child, was graduated from the Torrington high school with the class of 1907 and then entered the engineering department of the Sheffield Scientific School, completing his course at Yale with the class of 1910. After his graduation he became an instructor in the Sheffield Scientific School and aside from his duties there he became an assistant instructor in the Berkeley Preparatory School, continuing in both capacities for three years. He likewise took post-graduate work at Sheffield and in 1915 he purchased from the former owners their interest in the Berkeley school, which he conducted for two years. His work gave uniform satisfaction to those who availed themselves of the opportunity to prepare for college here. Being a college bred man and a former teacher at Yale, he thoroughly understood the requirements and qualified pupils to take up the more advanced work.
     On the 24th of October, 1914, Mr. Perkins was united in marriage to Miss Ellen H. Sherman of Hartford, a descendant of General Sherman of Revolutionary war fame, and a daughter of Clifton Sherman, a well known newnpaper man of Hartford. They now have one child, Helen Hoyt Perkins, born December 17, 1915.
     Mr. Perkins is a member of the Alpha Chi Rho and belongs to the Congregational church His interests are broad, reading and study keeping him in close touch with the trend of thought and purpose.

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