John Savage Law Office

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McMinnville TN, United States

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Colonel John Houston Savage Commanding Officer 16th Tennessee Born on the October 9th, 1815 at McMinnville, TN, the son of George and Elizabeth Kenner Savage. In 1836 with volunteers needed to fight the Seminole Indians in Florida He joined Captain James Grundy’s Company as a private. A few days later he transfered to Captain Bill Lauderdale’s company of mounted volunteers. Serving in this Company until the close of the war. Mustered out in New Orleans, 14 January 1837. Studying law in 1837 he was admitted to the bar in 1839 and commenced practice in Smithville, TN. In 1841 he was made Attorney-General of the fourth Tennessee district taking up the post until 1847 when he resigned and enlisted in the Army to join in the war with Mexico. Appointed Major in the 14th Infantry he was severely wounded by a shell in the assault on Molino-del-Rey. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel he was assigned to the 11th Infantry, in which unit he served until the end of the war. On returning home he again took up law. He was elected as a Democrat to the House of Representatives from 1849 to 53 and from 1855 to 59. When Tennesse left the Union and joined the Confederate States he was appointed Colonel 16th Tennessee. After the war he was elected member of the State House of Representatives 1877 to 79 and 1887 to 91 and the State Senate 1879 to 81. This, his last law office was built in 1898

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