SAVAGE, George Martin

City: Jackson

SAVAGE, George Martin, minister of the gospel and teacher; born Tishomingo Co., Miss., Feb. 5, 1849; son of Hamilton Giles and Eleanor Jane (Shields) SAVAGE; English-Irish and Scotch descent; father’s occupation, minister of the gospel and farmer; paternal grandparents Martin and Elizabeth (Hudspath) SAVAGE, maternal grandparents George and Mary (McElhanan) SHIELDS; educated Ripley Star Institute, Henderson Masonic Institute and Union University, Murfreesboro, Tenn., graduated from the latter with degree of A. B. 1871, A. M. 1874, and LL. D. in 1890; in early life was a farmer; married Fannie Forrester WILLIAMS July 26, 1871; member Masons, Woodmen of the World and Conversation Club, Jackson, Tenn.; Democrat; member of the Baptist church; has been in the ministry since June, 1871; was Principal of Henderson Masonic Male and Female Institute 1871-7 and 1880-4; professor of English and French Southwestern Baptist University 1877-1880; Principal of Eagleville (Tenn.) High school 1884-1890; President of Southwestern Baptist University 1890-1904; professor of philosophy 1904-5; again president 1906-7; traveled in Greece and Bible lands 1905-6; professor of philosophy 1907-8; professor Hebrew, Greek and French, Hall-Moody Institute, 1908-9; again professor of philosophy in Southwestern Baptist University, now Union University, 1909.

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