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.
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