Kirtland I. Perky

Kirtland Perky (1867 - 1939) was a United States Senator from Idaho and an Idaho state judge. While suffering from mastoiditis, Clarence Darrow recuperated for a time at Judge Perky's home during part of the Pettibone trial. Judge Perky also assisted Darrow during the trial including jury selection. In 1912, Perky, a Democrat, was appointed to the United States Senate by Governor James H. Hawley to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Weldon B. Heyburn.