Garrick Mallery

Other Name:
Garrick Mallory
April 17, 1784
June 27, 1838
Home Town:
Middlebury, CT
Later Residences:
Philadelphia, PA
Sylvina Butler Mallery (June 1811)
Catherine Hall Mallery (June 30, 1830)
Jeannette Otto Mallery (June 27, 1838)
Biographical Notes:
Garrick Mallery was the son of Garrick and Hannah [Minor] Mallery of Middlebury, CT. After he was admitted to the bar he became the legal partner of Judge Welles. In 1827 he was elected to the State Legislature in Pennsylvania without a party nomination and was reelected the next three years. After serving as the presiding Judge of the Third Judicial District of PA, Mallery moved to Philadelphia where he established a very successful legal practice.

In 1840, he received an honorary degree from Lafayette College. He and his first wife had three sons and two daughters, one son from his second wife, and four children from his third wife. At the time of his death, Mallery was the oldest active member of the bar in Philadelphia. He was even involved in a hotly contested jury trial only six weeks before his death.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Prepared for college by Rev. Ira Hart. He later attended Yale College in 1808.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Luzerne County, PA in 1811
Training with Other Lawyers:
He read law with Judge Roswell Welles.
State Posts:
State Representative (PA) 1827-1830
Presiding Judge of the Third Judicial District (PA) 1831-1837
Master in Chancery for the Supreme Court (PA)

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1810, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society.

Catalogue of Litchfield Law School Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Tiffany, Case and Company, 1849.
Secondary Sources:
Kulp, Geo. B. Families of the Wyoming Valley, Vol. 3. PA: 1890.

Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies. Harrisburg, PA: Lane S. Hart, Printer and Binder, 1886.

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