Robert Mallory

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Robert Mallory
A man with receding, graying hair, a mustache, and a long beard wearing a dark jacket, vest, and tie and a white shirt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Preceded byCharles A. Wickliffe
Succeeded byLovell Rousseau
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863
Preceded byHumphrey Marshall
Succeeded byBrutus J. Clay
Personal details
Born(1815-11-15)November 15, 1815
Madison Court House, Virginia, U.S.
DiedAugust 11, 1885(1885-08-11) (aged 69)
La Grange, Kentucky, U.S.
Political partyOpposition
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer

Robert Mallory (November 15, 1815 – August 11, 1885) was a nineteenth-century American politician and lawyer from Kentucky.

Born in Madison Court House, Virginia, Mallory attended private schools and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1827. He engaged in agricultural pursuits in La Grange, Kentucky, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837, commencing practice in New Castle, Kentucky. He was elected an Opposition and later Unionist to the United States House of Representatives in 1858, serving from 1859 to 1865, being unsuccessful for reelection in 1864. There, Mallory served as chairman of the Committee on Roads and Canals from 1859 to 1863. He was a delegate to the National Union Convention in 1866 and was one of the vice presidents of the Centennial Exposition in 1876. He resumed agricultural pursuits until his death near La Grange, Kentucky on August 11, 1885. He was interred in Spring Hill Family Cemetery in Ballardsville, Kentucky.

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Robert Mallory (id: M000082)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Robert Mallory at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Humphrey Marshall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863
Succeeded by
Brutus J. Clay
Preceded by
Charles A. Wickliffe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Succeeded by
Lovell Rousseau