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Per·kins(pûr′kĭnz), Frances 1882-1965.
American social reformer and public official. As US secretary of labor (1933-1945), she was the first woman to hold a cabinet position.
Perkins, Maxwell Evarts 1884-1947.
American editor who helped develop the talents of a number of great writers, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Thomas Wolfe.
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1. Frances, 1882–1965, U.S. sociologist.
2. Maxwell (Evarts), 1884–1947, U.S. editor.
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