Memory Hold The Door
Henry Savage, Jr.
Born in Camden, son of Henry and Helen Alexander Savage.
Educated at University of Virginia, B.S., 1926; LL.B., 1926; Phi Beta Kappa; Raven Society. Admitted to Bar, 1926. Honorary degrees: Medical University of South Carolina, L.H.D., 1976; University of South Carolina, L.H.D., 1976.
Practiced in Camden, 1926-90, senior partner in the firm which became Savage, Royall, Kinard, Sheheen, and Byars. Co-founder and Board Chair, First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Camden, now First Palmetto Savings Bank. Director and Board Chair, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of South Carolina, which endowed the Henry Savage, Jr. Chair at U.S.C. School of Public Health (1985).
Mayor of Camden, 1948-58: council manager form of government adopted, and DuPont Company's May Plant recruited. President, S.C. Municipal Association, 1955-56. Trustee, Medical University of S.C., 1966-74. Trustee, Ashley Hall, Charleston, 1963-67. President, University South Caroliniana Society, 1972-74. Co-founder and second President, S.C. Forestry Association, 1969-70. Board Member, State of S.C. Heritage Trust Program, 1981-86.
Author of seven books including River of the Carolinas: The Santee (1956); and The Mysterious Carolina Bays (1982).
A lawyer for all seasons; banker, visionary health care planner; political leader; and pioneer environmentalist.
Married 1st: Elizabeth C. Anderson, who died; married 2nd: Elizabeth D. Jones. Seven children: William H., Carroll J., Elizabeth Hope, Virginia B., Samuel P., Henry, III, and Helen A. Savage (deceased).