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Rollin Carolas MALLARY

(1784-1831)

MALLARY, Rollin Carolas, a Representative from Vermont; born in Cheshire, New Haven County, Conn., May 27, 1784; was graduated from Middlebury (Vt.) College in 1805; moved to Poultney, Rutland County, Vt.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Castleton, Vt., in 1807; elected trustee of the Rutland County Grammar School in 1807; secretary to the Governor and council in 1807, 1809-1812, and 1815-1819; State’s attorney for Rutland County 1811-1813, 1815, and 1816; moved to Poultney in 1818; as a Republican, successfully contested the election of Orsamus C. Merrill to the Sixteenth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, reelected as an Adam-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses, and reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses and served from January 13, 1820, until his death in Baltimore, Md., April 15, 1831; chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Nineteenth through Twenty-first Congresses); interment in East Poultney Cemetery, East Poultney, Vt.

Bibliography

Graffagnino, J. Kevin. “‘I saw the ruin all around’ and ‘A comical spot you may depend’: Orasmus C. Merrill, Rollin C. Mallary, and the Disputed Congressional Election of 1818.” Vermont History 49 (Summer 1981): 159-68.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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