MALLORY, Rufus (1831-1914)

MALLORY, RUFUS, a Representative from Oregon; born in Coventry, Chenango County, N.Y., January 10, 1831; attended the common schools and the Alfred (N.Y.) University; moved to New London, Iowa, and taught school 1855-1858; moved to Roseburg, Oreg., in 1858 and continued teaching; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1860 and commenced practice in Salem, Oreg.; district attorney of the first judicial district in 1860 and of the third district 1862-1866; member of the State house of representatives in 1862; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1869); was not a candidate for renomination in 1868; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1868 and 1888; resumed the practice of law in Salem; member of the State house of representatives in 1872 and served as speaker; United States district attorney 1874-1882; commissioned as special agent of the United States Government at Singapore, British Malaya; returned to Portland, Oreg., and resumed the practice of law in 1883; died in Portland, Multonomah County, Oreg., April 30, 1914; remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in the vaults of the Portland Cremation Association.

New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: January 25, 1869. 1 letter.
Finding aid in repository.


Oregon State Archives
Salem, OR
Papers: In the William P. Lord papers, 1894-1903. 2 cubic feet.
Correspondence with Governor Lord regarding political activities and issues. Finding aid in repository.


University of Oregon Library
Eugene, OR
Papers: In the John Kelly correspondence, 1855, 1861-1889. 343 items.