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Rollin Carolas Mallary (May 27, 1784 – April 15, 1831) was an American lawyer and politician. He served as U.S. Representative from Vermont.

Rollin Carolas Mallary
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's at-large district
In office
January 13, 1820 – March 3, 1821
Preceded byOrsamus C. Merrill
Succeeded byDistrict eliminated
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1825
Preceded bySamuel Shaw
district inactive
Succeeded byWilliam Czar Bradley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1825 – April 15, 1831
Preceded byWilliam Czar Bradley
Succeeded byWilliam Slade
Personal details
Born(1784-05-27)May 27, 1784
Cheshire, Connecticut
DiedApril 15, 1831(1831-04-15) (aged 46)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political partyDemocratic-Republican Party
Spouse(s)Ruth Stanley Mallary
ChildrenCarolus Rollin, Caroline Stanley, George Henry, and Sarah Mallary



Mallary was born in Cheshire, Connecticut,[1] and graduated from Middlebury College in 1805.[citation needed] He moved to Poultney, Vermont where he studied law and was admitted to the bar. He began the practice of law in Castleton, Vermont in 1807. Mallary married Ruth Stanley Mallary, and they had four children.

Mallary was elected trustee of the Rutland County Grammar School in 1807. He was appointed by Governor Israel Smith as Secretary to the Governor and Council in 1807, he held that position again from 1809 to 1812 and from 1815 to 1819.[2] He served as the State's attorney for Rutland County from 1811 to 1813.[3] In 1816, Mallary moved to Poultney, Vermont. He was defeated for Congress in 1819 because votes for several of the towns were not returned early enough to be counted. As a Democratic-Republican, Mallary successfully contested the election of Orsamus C. Merrill to the Sixteenth Congress.[4]

Mallary served six terms in Congress. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, reelected as an Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, and elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses. He was reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses, serving from January 13, 1820, until his death in Baltimore, Maryland on April 15, 1831.[5] He served as chairman of the Committee on Manufactures in the Nineteenth through Twenty-first Congresses.


Mallary is interred in East Poultney Cemetery, in East Poultney, Vermont.

Further readingEdit

  • 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.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Mallary, Rollin Carolas (1784-1831)". The Political Graeyard. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  2. ^ "Rutland County History". Vermont Historical Society. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "MALLARY, Rollin Carolas, (1784 - 1831)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "Rep. Rollin Mallary". Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  5. ^ "Rep. Rollin Mallary". Retrieved October 30, 2012.

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