|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 1st district
March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1815
|Preceded by||Samuel Riker|
|Succeeded by||George Townsend|
|Born||August 16, 1755|
Chatham, Connecticut Colony, British America
|Died||January 20, 1834 (aged 78)|
Sag Harbor, New York, U.S.
|Children||Frances Mary Sage|
John Smith Sage
|Alma mater||Yale College|
Sage was born in that part of the town of Chatham (which was later separated as the Town of Portland) in the Connecticut Colony. He was a son of David Sage, the first representative from Chatham to the General Assembly, serving from 1768 to 1775.
He received his early education from a private tutor and graduated from Yale College in 1778, the same class as Joel Barlow and Noah Webster. He studied medicine, and commenced practice in Easthampton, Suffolk County, New York in 1784.
Sage was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 11th, 12th and 13th United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1809 to March 3, 1815. Credentials of his election to the 16th United States Congress were issued by the Secretary of State of New York but Sage did not claim or take the seat. James Guyon, Jr., successfully contested Sage's election and was seated on January 14, 1820.
Sage was married to Ruth Smith (1764–1831), a daughter of Ruth (née Howell) Smith and Dr. William "Bull" Smith of Southampton, a descendant of settler Richard Smith. Together, they were the parents of Frances Mary "Fanny" Sage (who married Dr. Lawton and settled in Mobile, Alabama) and John Smith Sage (1781–1882), who also became a doctor.
He died at Sag Harbor and was originally buried at the Old Burying Ground, but later re-interred in Oakland Cemetery.
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- Mulford, Anna (1897). A Sketch of Dr. John Smith Sage, of Sag-Harbor, N.Y. J.H. Hunt. p. 35. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
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- Shillingburg, Patricia and Edward (2015). Nine Lives: A New Nation's Children. Shelter Island Heights, NY: Cedar Grove Press. p. 25. ISBN 978-1-329-64661-2. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
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- Ebenezer Sage at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district
John Lefferts 1813–15