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John Savage papers

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Identifier:  SCA-1175

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Papers from UC Class of 1799 John Savage, which the website of the Bibliographl Directory of the United States Congress tells us "...a Representative from New York; born in Salem, Washington County, N.Y., February 22, 1779; attended the common schools; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1799; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1800 and commenced practice in Salem, N.Y.; district attorney for the fourth New York district 1806-1811 and 1812 and 1813; member of the State assembly in 1814; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1819); chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Fifteenth Congress); district attorney of Washington County 1818-1820; State comptroller 1821-1823; chief justice of the State supreme court 1823-1836; appointed Treasurer of the United States in 1828 but did not accept; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1844; died in Utica, N.Y., October 19, 1863; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery." (SAVAGE, John - Biographical Information,


  • Creation: 1836


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