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A Sedgwick Genealogy: Descendants of Deacon Benjamin Sedgwick
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He was Chairman of the Board of International Banking Corporation and held directorships in the American and Foreign Insurance Company of New York, the Royal Liverpool Insurance Group, the National City Realty Corporation and the Sperry Realty Company. He was a member of the executive committee of the Union Pacific Railroad Company, director of the Mutual Life Insurance Company and the Virginia Railway Company, treasurer and trustee of the American Museum of Natural History, trustee of Smith College and Sarah Lawrence College and Berkshire School.

He was president of his class at Harvard, chairman of the Visiting Committee on Economics, served eight years as overseer of Harvard University and was for many years chairman of the annual drive for funds of the Henry Street Visiting Nurse Fund in New York City. In 1935 he was made a member of the board of directors of the New York Philharmonic Symphony Society. In 1939 he made an extensive tour of South America, visiting National City Bank branches and delivered radio talks from Buenos Aires and Lima, Peru. He died July 12, 1940 at Mt. Kisco, N.Y., dining at the home of a friend.

Mr. Perkins married, 1st, in 1900 Alice Mandell Stone of Chicago, daughter of Elizabeth (Mandell) Stone and Henry B. Stone, born January 21, 1879, at Aurora, Ill., and attended Miss Porter's School at Farmington, Conn. She died August 31, 1902, at London, England. He married, 2d, November 22, 1906, at Boston, Katrine Parkman Coolidge of that city, daughter of J. Templeman Coolidge and Katharine S. (Parkman) Coolidge, born January 5, 1883, in Paris, France, attended Winsor School in Boston and Radcliffe College as a special student. She has specialized in music and education. They lived in Milton until 1907 when they went to Albany and from there moved to Greenwich, Conn., in 1914, where they lived until his death. Mrs. Perkins resides at Dingletown Road, Greenwich, Conn. Children, by first wife, Alice M. Stone:

1. Eleanor Hathaway, b. July 15, 1901, at Milton, Mass. (B43,443,1)

By second wife, Katrine P. Coolidge:

2. Jane, b. June 10, 1908, at Milton, Mass.; d. April 24, 1920, at Greenwich, Conn.

3. Richard Sturgis, b. June 27, 1910, at Milton, Mass. (B43,443,3)

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