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George R. Malby (1893)

George Roland Malby (September 16, 1857 in Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York – July 5, 1912 in New York City) was an American politician from New York. He was Speaker of the New York State Assembly in 1894, and served three terms in Congress.


He attended Canton Union School and St. Lawrence University. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1881, and commenced the practice of law in Ogdensburg, New York.

Malby was the Justice of the Peace of Oswegatchie, New York.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1891, 1892 (both St. Lawrence Co., 1st D.), 1893, 1894 and 1895 (all three St. Lawrence Co.); and was Minority Leader in 1893, and Speaker in 1894.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (32nd D.) from 1896 to 1906, sitting in the 119th, 120th, 121st, 122nd, 123rd, 124th, 125th, 126th, 127th, 128th and 129th New York State Legislatures.

Malby was elected as a Republican to the 60th, 61st and 62nd United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1907, until his death. On December 13, 1911, Malby was the sole dissenter when the House voted 300-1 to terminate relations with Russia based on that nation's discrimination against Jews.[1]

He was buried at Ogdensburg Cemetery in Ogdensburg, N.Y.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Cyrus Adler and Aaron Morris Margalith, With Firmness in the Right: American Diplomatic Action Affecting Jews, 1840-1945 (Ayer Publishing, 1977) p286

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "George R. Malby (id: M000077)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • George R. Malby, late a representative from New York, Memorial addresses delivered in the House of Representatives and Senate frontispiece 1913
New York Assembly
Preceded by
N. Martin Curtis
New York State Assembly
St. Lawrence County, 1st District

Succeeded by
district abolished
Preceded by
new district
New York State Assembly
St. Lawrence County

Succeeded by
Ira C. Miles (1st D.);
Martin V. B. Ives (2nd D.)
Political offices
Preceded by
James W. Husted
Minority Leader in the New York State Assembly
Succeeded by
William Sulzer
Preceded by
William Sulzer
Speaker of the New York State Assembly
Succeeded by
Hamilton Fish II
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Frank W. Higgins
New York State Senate
32nd District

Succeeded by
William T. O'Neil
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William H. Flack
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th congressional district

Succeeded by
Edwin A. Merritt