Gertrude Robinson Mallary

Gertrude R. Mallary,  1939
Gertrude R. Mallary, 1939

Notable Facts

Founder and editor of the New England Holstein Bulletin. Served in the Vermont State Legislature as both Representative (1953)and Senator(1955). Premier collector of Vermont manuscripts and histories.

Personal Information

Date of Birth


Date of Death


Primary Residence



Inactive Protestant



Historical Significance

Gertrude Mallary was State Representative from Fairlee in the 1953 and 1955 sessions of the Vermont Legislature and Orange County Senator in the 1957 session. Mallary was founder and first editor of the New England Holstein Bulletin. She was a premier collector of early Vermont imprints, manuscripts and Vermont histories. Her collection now resides in the Wilbur Library at the University of Vermont.

Organizations or Movements

  • New England Holstein-Friesian Association
  • Vermont Holstein Club
  • Vermont Historical Society
  • Fairlee Library Board
  • Community Chests and Councils
  • Day Nurseries of America
  • American Antiquarian Society


  • Volunteer social work
  • Holstein cattle breeder
  • Vermont state legislator
  • bibliophile
  • Vermont book collector


  • Bennett Junior College, Millbrook, New York
  • University of Connecticut
  • graduate programs in genetics

Additional Information (Bibliography)

  • VHS Finding Aid - Mallary Link

  • Duffy, John, eds. "Gertrude Robinson Mallary." In The Vermont Encyclopedia. University Press of New England, 2003.

  • Journal of the House Link

  • Under The Golden Dome: The Stories Behind Vermont's Citizen Legislature Link