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Charles Raymon SAVAGE

(1906-1976)

SAVAGE, Charles Raymon, a Representative from Washington; born on a farm at La Farge, Vernon County, Wis., April 12, 1906; attended the public schools; took special courses in mechanics, building construction, business law, and salesmanship; moved to Washington State and engaged in the building construction and logging businesses; member of the State house of representatives, 1939-1945, 1951-1959, 1963-1967, and 1969-1976; delegate to State Democratic conventions twelve times from 1938 to 1970; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-nineth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress and also unsuccessful in a special election in June 1947 to the Eightieth Congress, and for election in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; continued his logging pursuits; district manager of an insurance society; engaged in real estate business; resided in Shelton, Wash., where he died January 14, 1976; interment in Shelton Memorial Park.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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