Michael Joseph Savage

New Zealand Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage Full Name: Michael Joseph Savage
Nationality:

New Zealand

Profession: New Zealand Prime Minister
Why Famous: Savage served as the 23rd Prime Minister of New Zealand, from 1935 until his death in 1940. Widely regarded as one of the country's greatest leaders, Savage started his career in the trade unions before being elected to the House of Representatives in 1919.

His government, elected in 1935, was the first under the Labour Party. Its success was marked by an increased mandate at the 1938 election. He declared war on Germany in 1939 but died shortly thereafter.

Savage is considered the founder of the welfare state.

Born: December 6, 1872
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tatong, Victoria, Australia

Died: March 27, 1940 (aged 67)
Cause of Death: Colon cancer

Historical Events in the Life of Michael Joseph Savage

  • 1935-11-29 Michael Joseph Savage becomes the first Labour Prime Minsiter of New Zealand
  • 1939-09-05 New Zealand Prime Minister, Michael Joseph Savage declares New Zealand's support for Britain in the war with Germany; Savage famously told the nation 'where she goes, we go. Where she stands,we stand'

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