Ezra P. Savage

Ezra Perin Savage ( born April 3, 1842 in Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana; † January 8, 1920 in Tacoma, Washington ) was an American politician and 1901-1903 the 13th Governor of the State of Nebraska.

Early years and political rise

Ezra Savage attended Davenport High School in Iowa and the Iowa College. After a later law school, he was admitted in 1878 as a lawyer. Shortly thereafter he moved to Nebraska. In 1877, Savage was elected mayor of South Omaha, which was a separate place then and later a district of Omaha was. In 1883 he was elected to the House of Representatives from Nebraska; In 1888, he was then the city council in South Omaha. In 1900 he was elected as a candidate of the Republican Party to the Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska.

Governor of Arkansas

After the sitting governor Charles Henry Dietrich resigned after just four months in office on May 1, 1901 to enter the U.S. Senate, Savage had as his deputy to take over the governorship and quit the opened term. He held office between May 1, 1901, January 8, 1903. His term was without notable highlights. However, the outspoken Savage pardon of a convicted former finance minister of Nebraska has provoked protests that led to his renunciation of participation in the gubernatorial elections of 1902. After the end of his tenure, Savage retired from politics. He later moved to Tacoma in Washington State, where he went into the lumber business. There he died and was buried. Savage was married three times and had six children.