SAVAGE, John (1779-1863)

SAVAGE, JOHN, 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.

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.

New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1814-1862. 9 letters.
Personal and official correspondence. Finding aid in repository.

New York Public Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
New York, NY
Papers: 1836, 2 pages.
A letter from John Savage to Governor William L. Marcy, resigning his office as Chief Justice of the New York Supreme Court. The letter was written on July 30, 1836.