Bio of Albert R. Savage
A Collection of Biographical Sketches.
Prepaired under the direction of Henry Chase
Portland, ME.
The Lakeside Press, Publisher

ALBERT R. SAVAGE is a descendant from one of the earliest New England families, his ancestors having come to Massachusetts in 1635. He is the son of Charles W. and Eliza M. Savage, and was born at Ryegate, Vt.. December 8, 1847.

His parents, in 1856, removed to Lancaster, N. H., where Mr. Savage attended the common schools and the Lancaster Academy, in which institution he fitted for college, and from which he graduated in 1867. He entered Dartmouth College the same year, and graduated in the class of 1871. After graduation, he devoted himself for a time to teaching, being Principal of the Northwood Academy, at Northwood, N. H., and of the Northfield High School, at Northfield, Vt. He then turned his attention to the study of law and was admitted to the Bar in Washington County, Vermont, in 1874.

In 1875 he removed to Lewiston. Me., and entered into a law partnership with the late Hon. L. H. Hutchinson, which business relation continued until the death of Mr. Hutchinson, in 1882.

Mr. Savage was elected County Attorney for Androscoggin County in 1881, and held the office four years, discharging its duties with signal ability. He was then elected Judge of Probate for the same county, also holding that office four years, from 1885 to 1889. In the last-named year he was elected Mayor of the city of Auburn, which office he held three years, from 1889 to 1891, inclusive, and in 1891 he was elected to represent his city in the Legislature of Maine. He was re-elected in 1893 and was chosen Speaker of the House, over which he presided with grace, dignity, and impartiality. and to the entire acceptance of all the members, showing an intimate knowledge of parliamentary law and admirable qualities as a presiding officer.

For many years Mr. Savage has had a very large general law practice and a most excellent standing at the Bar. He is recognized as a lawyer of line abilities, his opinions on disputed law points always carrying great weight. because of his superior judgment and keen insight into the principles involved. But while his professional duties have demanded very much of his attention, he has found some time to devote to business interests, in which he has been uniformly successful. Being public-spirited and progressive, he has sought to promote all legitimate public enterprises which would advance the material progress of his own city. Recognizing his business abilities, the people of Lewiston and Auburn have repeatedly called him to positions of responsibility and trust in business affairs. He is at the present time President of the Lewiston and Auburn Electric Light Company, President of the Auburn Loan and Building Association, Trustee in the Auburn Trust Company, and Director in the Maine Investment Company. All of these institutions are now in a flourishing and sound condition.

He has been prominent in secret society work, being a member of nearly all the local bodies. He was Supreme Dictator of the Supreme Lodge. Knights of Honor, for two years, 1889 and 1890. Mr. Savage has always been a strong and ardent Republican. He stands high in the councils of his party, and is a trusted adviser in the management of party affairs. He is a Congregationalist by religious preference.

He married Nellie H. Hale, of Lunenburg, Vt., August 17, 1871. They have two children living. Charles H. Savage and Mary A. Savage.

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