Rollin Carolas Mallary Edit Profile
He moved to Poultney, Vermont where he studied law and was admitted to the bar.
He served as U.S. Representative from Vermont. 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. He served as the State's attorney for Rutland County from 1811 to 1813.
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.
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.
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.
Member United States House of Representatives (Republican) from Vermont, 16th-22d congresses, January 13, 1820-1831, opposed admission of Missouri as a slave state, advocated protective tariff, Chairman of Commission on manufacture, responsible for Tariff of Abominations (1828), a high protective tariff which led to the Nullification Movement.
Married Ruth Stanley, October 29, 1806.