Sage, Russell, 1816-1906

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Russell Sage (1816-1906) was an American politician and financier who served as a U.S. Congressman from 1853-1857.

  • 1816: Born in Verona, N.Y. on August 4th
  • 1840: Married Marie-Henrie Winne on January 23rd
  • 1844 - 1851 : Treasurer of Rensselaer County
  • 1845 - 1848 : Alderman of Troy
  • 1848: Delegate to the Whig National Convention
  • 1853 - 1857 : U.S. Congressman
  • 1857: Vice President of the La Crosse Railroad
  • 1863: Moved to New York City
  • 1869: Married Margaret Olivia Slocum on November 24th
  • 1872: Originated stock market "puts and calls"
  • 1881: Gained control of the New York City elevated lines along with Jay Gould
  • 1884: Lost $7 million in the Panic of 1884
  • 1906: Died in Lawrence, N.Y. on July 22nd

From the guide to the Russell and Margaret Olivia Sage Letters, 1855-1897, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Sage, Russell : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Chittenden, L. E. (Lucius Eugene), 1824-1900. Lucius Eugene Chittenden account book, 1843-1873. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Warman, Cy, 1855-1914. Letters to "My dear Phillips" and Mr. Brady, 1895-1896. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lucius Eugene Chittenden account book, 1843-1873 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Houston, J. B. Papers of J. B. Houston, 1881-1899. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Fairbanks mss., 1819-1939 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Dodge, Joseph Thompson, 1823-1904. Papers [microform], 1845-1899. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf Hunt, Washington, 1811-1867. Letters, notes, and fragments from New York State luminaries, circa 1851-1902. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Russell and Margaret Olivia Sage Letters, 1855-1897 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Newspaper extracts concerning Russell Sage, 1877-1884. California Digital Library
creatorOf Sage, Russell, 1816-1906. [Russell Sage letter to A.O. Osborn]. The Sage Colleges Libraries
referencedIn Dodge, Joseph Thompson, 1823-1904. Papers [microform], 1845-1899. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf Sage, Russell, 1816-1906. Letters, 1859, 1866. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Sage, Russell. Compilation of chess problems : ms. / Russell Sage, Jr. Cleveland Public Library, Main Library
referencedIn Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. Papers of Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith, 1843-1883. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn New York Stock Exchange. Committee on Securities. Records, 1861-1938. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895. Collection, 1829-1869. Bulk: 1855-1869. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Walker, Albert Henry, 1844-1915. Albert H. Walker papers, 1884-1912. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf A.N. Chandler & Co. Trade catalogs of banking and investments, 1886-1939. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Levi P. Morton Correspondence, 1860-1912 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
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associatedWith Chittenden, L. E. (Lucius Eugene), 1824-1900. person
associatedWith Dodge, Joseph Thompson, 1823-1904. person
associatedWith Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918 person
associatedWith Houston, J. B. person
associatedWith Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895. person
associatedWith Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920 person
associatedWith New York Stock Exchange. Committee on Securities. corporateBody
correspondedWith Osborn, A. O. person
associatedWith Sage, Margaret Olivia Slocum, 1828-1918 person
associatedWith Smith, Elizabeth Oakes Prince, 1806-1893. person
associatedWith Smith, Platt. person
associatedWith Walker, Albert Henry, 1844-1915. person
associatedWith Warman, Cy, 1855-1914. person
associatedWith West, Kenyon. person
associatedWith Wheeler, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1854-1909 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Wisconsin
Subject
Chess--Manuscripts
Chess problems
Business and industry
Politics, government and public administration
Railroad companies
Capitalists and financiers
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Birth 1816-08-04

Death 1906-07-22

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