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Gus Savage

AKA Augustus Alexander Savage

Born: 30-Oct-1925
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Died: 31-Oct-2015
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Illinois, 1981-93

Military service: US Army (1943-46)

In 1990, the House Ethics Committee determined that accusations that Savage behaved improperly ("fondled", according to The Washington Post, 19 July 1989) towards a Peace Corps worker in Zaire were likely true, though no action was taken after Savage wrote an apology. The Congressman was defeated in 1992 primary by Mel Reynolds, blaming his loss on the "white racist press and the racist, reactionary Jewish misleaders."

Father: Thomas Savage
Mother: Molly
Wife: Eunice King (m. 4-Aug-1946, d. 23-Feb-1981 lung cancer)
Son: Thomas James Savage
Daughter: Emma Mae Savage

    High School: Wendell Phillips High School, Chicago, IL (1943)
    University: BA Philosophy, Roosevelt College (1951)
    University: Roosevelt College (graduate study, 1952)
    Law School: Chicago-Kent College of Law (attended 1952-53)

    US Congressman, Illinois 2nd (3-Jan-1981 to 3-Jan-1993)
    Citizen Community Newspapers Editor/Publisher (1965-79)

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