Henry M. Sage
Henry Manning Sage was born on May 18, 1868 in Albany, New York. He was the son of Dean Sage (1841–1902) and Sarah Augusta (nee Manning) Sage and the grandson of Henry W. Sage (1814–1897). He attended The Albany Academy, and graduated from Yale College in 1890. His sister, Susan Linn Sage (1866–1933) married James Fenimore Cooper (1858–1938), grandson of prolific author James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851). Susan and James were the parents of Paul Fenimore Cooper (1899–1970), an author and Henry's nephew.
After graduation from Yale, he began working in the lumber business, like his father and grandfather.
Sage was a member of the New York State Assembly (Albany Co., 4th D.) in 1899. Sage was a member of the New York State Senate from 1911 to 1920, sitting in the 134th, 135th, 136th, 137th, 138th, 139th, 140th, 141st (all eight 28th D.), 142nd and 143rd New York State Legislatures (both 30th D.). Afterwards he was Chairman of the State Hospital Development Commission. He was a delegate to the 1916, 1920 and 1924 Republican National Conventions.
On October 29, 1895, he married Anna Wheeler Ward (b. 1875), and they had two daughters:
- Anne Erskine Sage (1897–1934)
- Kay Sage (1898–1963), an artist who married Prince Ranieri di San Faustino in 1925.
Henry and Anna Sage were divorced in 1908. On May 11, 1911, he married Cornelia McClure Cogswell (1880–1972), and they had two children.
- Henry M. Sage Jr.
Board of Trustees
In March 1900, he was elected a trustee of Cornell University, to fill the seat which had been vacant since the death of his grandfather Henry W. Sage (1814–1897) who had been Chairman of the Board of Trustees for more than 20 years. Henry M. Sage and his uncle William H. Sage (1844–1924) resigned from the Board of Trustees in protest against the burial of Willard Fiske (1831–1904) in the Sage Chapel.
- Suther p. 41.
- "H.M. SAGE IS DEAD | EX-STATE SENATOR | One-Time Ally of William Barnes Jr. of Albany, He Was Named for Governor.". The New York Times. September 26, 1933. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
- Suther, Judith D. A House of Her Own: Kay Sage, Solitary Surrealist. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1997.
- Official New York from Cleveland to Hughes by Charles Elliott Fitch (Hurd Publishing Co., New York and Buffalo, 1911, Vol. IV; pg. 340 and 367)
- CORNELL TRUSTEES MEET in NYT on March 11, 1900
- CORNELL OFFENDS SAGES in NYT on February 2, 1905
- SAYS STATE CARES FOR 56,044 WARDS in NYT on October 15, 1922
- Sage genealogy at Gen Forum
- Albany Rural Cemetery, notable burials
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