1872 – Born on March 23rd in Rothesay, Victoria (Australia). The statesman who, as New Zealand’s first Labour prime minister, won public support for his administration’s economic recovery and social-welfare programs.
1907 – Savage immigrated to New Zealand, where he soon became active in the Auckland trade union movement.
1916-1933 – He joined the Labour Party on its formation, becoming its deputy leader and parliamentary leader.
1935 – He greatly contributed to the Labour victory, when he became prime minister and headed the ministries of external affairs, native affairs, and broadcasting.
1938-1939 – After leading Labour to one of its greatest electoral victories and supporting early mobilization for war, Savage’s health declined rapidly.
1940 – Fraser became acting prime minister until Savage’s death, when he succeeded Savage as head of the government.
– Died on March 27th in Welington, New Zealand.