John S. Savage

John Simpson Savage (* October 30, 1841 in Clermont County, Ohio; † November 24, 1884 in Wilmington, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1877 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Savage attended the common schools and worked even five years as a teacher. He also worked as a farmer. After studying law and his 1865 was admitted to the bar, he began practicing in this profession in Wilmington. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1874 Savage was in the third electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of him previously defeated Republican John Quincy Smith on March 4, 1875. Since he has not been confirmed in 1876, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1877. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives John Savage again worked as a lawyer. He died on November 24, 1884 in Wilmington, where he was also buried. Since December 31, 1868, he was married to Lydia Ayers, with whom he had four children.