Stephen R. Mallory

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(1813 -- 9 November, 1873) Mallory was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Trinidad, West Indies, Mallory immigrated to the United States and settled in Fla. in 1820. Mallory was appointed Customs Inspector at Key West in 1833, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Mallory served as County Judge of Monroe County from 1837 to 1845, was appointed collector of the port of Key West in 1845, and served in the Seminole war. Mallory was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1851 and was reelected in 1857 and served from March 4th, 1851 until January 21st, 1861 when he withdrew. Mallory's seat was declared vacant by Senate resolution in 1861. Mallory served as Secretary of the Navy of the Confederacy and was later imprisoned at the close of the Civil War from 1865 to 1866. Mallory practiced law until his death in Pensacola, Fla. in 1873. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of Florida Delegation—The Road to Civil War.

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