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; States 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.
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A comical spot you may depend: Orasmus C. Merrill, Rollin C. Mallary, and the Disputed
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