|Chief Justice of the|
New York Supreme Court
|New York State Comptroller|
Joseph C. Yates
|William L. Marcy|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 12th district
|Elisha I. Winter|
Zebulon R. Shipherd
|Ezra C. Gross|
|Born||February 22, 1779|
Salem, New York
|Died||October 19, 1863 (aged 84)|
Utica, New York
|Alma mater||Union College|
Savage was born on February 22, 1779 in Salem, New York. He was the son of Mary (née McNaughton) Savage and Edward Savage, who served in the Penobscot Expedition and enlisted in Col. Samuel McCobb's regiment during the American Revolutionary War.
After being admitted to the bar, Savage commenced practice in Salem, N.Y. He was District Attorney of the Fourth District from 1806 to 1811, and from 1812 to 1815, his jurisdiction comprising Washington, Essex, Clinton and St. Lawrence Counties, from 1808 on also Franklin County, and from 1813 on also Warren County.
He was a member from Washington and Warren Counties of the New York State Assembly in 1814. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth United States Congresses, serving from March 4, 1815, to March 3, 1819.
He was District Attorney of Washington County from 1818 to 1820. He was New York State Comptroller from 1821 to 1823. He was Chief Justice of the New York Supreme Court from 1823 to 1837. In 1828, he was appointed Treasurer of the United States, but declined. He was a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1844.
Savage was married to Ruth Wheeler (1784-1837). Ruth was the daughter of Anna (née Lyman) Wheeler and Gideon Wheeler, who also fought in the Revolutionary War under Capt. David Wheeler and Capt. Asa Barnes. Together they were the parents of:
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Elisha I. Winter,
Zebulon R. Shipherd
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 12th congressional district
with Asa Adgate 1815–17 and John Palmer 1817–19
Ezra C. Gross,
| New York State Comptroller
William L. Marcy
| Chief Justice of the New York Supreme Court