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Collection Summary
Administrative Information
Access:
Publication Rights:
Biography
Scope and Content
Acquisition Information
Container List
Public Activities (especially, correspondence)
State of Vermont (government related)
Vermont general, correspondence)
Cases (general)
Executive (federal government)
Miscellaneous (addenda to Executive)
Legislation (by committee)
Richard W. Mallary (votes, news clippings)
Vermont Mail (by subject)
Richard W. Mallary (biog., positions/statements)
Richard W. Mallary (press releases)
Mobile Office (visits, by site)
Miscellaneous (various topics, alphabetical)
Case File (constituent services)
Miscellaneous (various topics/catch-all)

Richard W. Mallary Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Mallary, Richard Walker, 1929-
Title
Richard W. Mallary Papers
Dates [inclusive]
1972-1974
Quantity
27 cartons
Shelf location
Library Research Annex
Language
English
Abstract
Mallary served in the United States House of Representatives from 1972-1974. The majority of the papers are correspondences to and from his constituents concerning personal and public issues.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Richard W. Mallary Collection, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections © 1997 

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Acquisition Information

Gift from Mr. Mallary

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Biography

Biography Richard Walker Mallary, Representative in both Federal and Vermont governments, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on February 21, 1929. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1949 with a summa cum laude degree in philosophy, Mallary bought and operated a farm in Bradford, Vermont from 1950 until 1970.

Mr. Mallary's political career began in 1961 with his election to the Vermont House of Representatives, an office he held for eight years. Various positions he held during these years were Speaker of the House (1966-68), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee (1963-65), Chairman of the House Rules Committee (1966-68), and Chairman of the Vermont Legislative Council (1965-67). In 1969, Mr. Mallary was elected to the Vermont Senate where he chaired the Senate Finance Committee until his resignation in the fall, 1970, when he became Commissioner, and later, Secretary of Administrationistration for Vermont.

Winning the January Special Election and the subsequent general election of November 1972, Mr. Mallary became Vermont's sole member in the federal House of Representatives, serving through 1974. During his term Mr. Mallary served on the House Government Operations Committee, its Sub-committee on Legislation and Military Operations, and the Committee on the Post Office and Civil Service, its Sub-committee on Manpower and Civil Service and its Sub-committee on Postal Service. Mr. Mallary was also a member of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group, the House Republican Conference Task Force on Anti-Competitive Practices and the Executive Committee of the New England Congressional Caucus. In 1973-74, Mr. Malllary was chairman of a special task force of Republican congressional members who investigated and reported on the lack of competition in the energy industries. During the 92nd Congress, he was a member of the House Republican Conference Task Force on the environment.

In 1975, Mr. Mallary lost in the race for the Vermont seat in the Senate vacated by George Aiken. That same year he became Vice President of Farm Credit Banks in Springfield.

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Scope and Content

The majority of the papers are correspondences to and from his constituents concerning personal and public issues. The latter including such major traumas as Vietnam, Watergate, Nixon impeachment, and the energy crisis. Group mailings and newsletters of Mr. Mallary are also in the collection. Besides correspondence, there are voting records, press releases, legislation, and office reports of Mallary's mobile offices from many cities and towns in Vermont.

The materials are organized according to various categories such as public activities, State official, congressman (committees, legislation, etc.), correspondence, case files, biographical and personal data, mobile office, miscellaneous. Collection has been kept in much the same order in which it was received though later material has been added. Alphabetical order by subject is generally maintained within certain headings.

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