Ezra Perin Perin Savage Edit Profile
He graduated from high school in Davenport, Iowa and then attended Iowa College. After the war he returned to Iowa and studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1875.
He was the tenth Lieutenant Governor in 1901 serving under Governor Charles H. Dietrich. Savage enlisted in the Union Army as a soldier and scout at the start of the Civil War, but he was discharged due to a disability. He moved to Nebraska in 1879 and staked a claim in Custer County.
In 1883, Savage was elected to the Nebraska House of Representatives, where he served two terms. After leaving office he moved to Omaha where he became the first mayor of South Omaha in 1887. He was City Councilman in 1888.
He was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1900. Savage took over as governor of Nebraska on May 1, 1901 after the resignation of Charles H. Dietrich to fill a US Senate seat. Savage intended to run for a second term as Governor, but the criticism which was caused by his parole and pardon of former State Treasurer Bartley, who was serving a prison sentence for embezzlement, influenced his decision to step down from the race.
Shortly after serving out his one term as governor, Savage moved to Tacoma, Washington. He died in Tacoma and is interred at Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington USA.
Married Anna C. Rich, of Chicago, 1866 (died August 25, 1883).