Charles R. Savage

Charles Raymon Savage ( born April 12, 1906 in La Farge, Vernon County, Wisconsin, † January 14, 1976 in Shelton, Washington ) was an American politician. Between 1945 and 1947 he represented the State of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Savage attended the public schools of his home. Then he specialized his further education in the areas of mechanics, construction, business law and commercial. Later he moved to the State of Washington, where he was active in the building and timber business. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1939 and 1976 he was several times as a delegate in the House of Representatives from Washington. In the period 1938-1970 he was twelve times a delegate to the regional party days of the Democrats in his new home state of Washington. In 1944 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, on the incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for the fourth and last time as a presidential candidate.

In the congressional elections of 1944, Savage was the third election district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican Fred B. Norman on January 3, 1945. Since he lost at the next elections against Norman, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1947. During this time, ended the Second World War.

1947 failed Savage with a candidacy for a congressional election, as in 1948, when his candidacy in the regular congressional elections. Ten years later, in 1958, he sought unsuccessfully to his party's nomination for election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Thus, since 1947 three attempts on his return to Congress had failed. Professionally, he worked again in the timber industry. In addition, he was District Manager of an insurance company. Moreover, he was active in the real estate business. Charles Savage died on January 14, 1976 in Shelton and was also buried there.