Carl C. Perkins (born August 6, 1954), son of Carl D. Perkins, was a United States Representative from the 7th district of Kentucky. He was born in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Fort Hunt High School, Alexandria, Virginia in 1972. In 1976, he earned his B.A. from Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina. In 1978, he earned his J.D. from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. He worked for some time as a lawyer in private practice.
From 1981 to 1984, he was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives.
Perkins was elected simultaneously as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the Ninety-ninth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, Representative Carl Dewey Perkins, and reelected to the three succeeding Congresses (November 6, 1984-January 3, 1993). He was not a candidate for re-election to Congress in 1992; the seat he held, Kentucky's 7th district, was lost to redistricting and he did not seek a new seat. Also by this time controversy from the House banking scandal was rapidly catching up to Perkins.