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MALLORY, Robert, a Representative from Kentucky; born at Madison Court House, Madison County, Va., November 15, 1815; attended private schools and was graduated from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in 1827; engaged in agricultural pursuits in La Grange, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1837 and commenced practice in New Castle, Ky.; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-sixth Congress and reelected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1865); chairman, Committee on Roads and Canals (Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress; delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866; one of the vice presidents of the Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia in 1876; resumed agricultural pursuits; died near La Grange, Ky., August 11, 1885; interment in the family cemetery at Spring Hill, Oldham County, Ky.

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External Research Collections

Filson Club Historical Society

Louisville, KY
Papers: In the Charles Lanman collection. Autobiographical or biographical sketch. Unpublished finding aid in repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Mallory, Robert. Speech of Hon. Robert Mallory, of Kentucky, on the confiscation of property. [Washington: Towers, printers, 1862].

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