SAGE, Ebenezer, a Representative from New York; born in Chatham (now Portland), Conn., August 16, 1755; received his early education from a private tutor and was graduated from Yale College in 1778; studied medicine; commenced practice in Easthampton, Suffolk County, N.Y., in 1784; moved to Sag Harbor, N.Y., about 1801; elected as a Republican to the Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1815); was not a candidate for reelection; credentials of his election to the Sixteenth Congress were presented but he did not qualify, and on January 14, 1820, James Guyon, Jr., successfully contested his election; resumed the practice of medicine at Sag Harbor, N.Y.; delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1821; died at Sag Harbor, Suffolk County, N.Y., January 20, 1834; interment in the Old Burying Ground; reinterment in Oakland Cemetery.
BibliographyHarmond, Richard. “Ebenezer Sage of Sag Harbor: An Old Republican in Young America, 1812-1834.“ New-York Historical Society Quarterly 57 (October 1973): 309-25; Harmond, Richard J. “A Reluctant War Hawk: Ebenezer Sage of Sag Harbor, Long Island, and the Coming of the War of 1812.“ Journal of Long Island History 14 (Fall 1977): 48-53.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present