Program 3 - Under the Golden Dome

Catherine M. Beattie

Catherine M. Beattie (Mrs. Harold) Representative of Danville, Democrat, was born at Danville on April 5, 1921. Occupation: Farming. She was educated at Danville elementary and High School. She is married and has three sons and seven daughters. Member of the following organizations: Order of Eastern Star; Danville Woman’s Club; Pythian Sisters; Danville Parent-Teachers Group; Caledonia County Farm Bureau. Member of the House of 1965.

Franklin Swift Billings, Jr.

Franklin Swift Billings, Jr., Representative of Woodstock, Republican, was born on June 5, 1922. Occupation: attorney-at-law. He was educated in the public schools in Woodstock; Milton Academy; Harvard College (S.B., 1943) University of Virginia (L.L.B., 1947). He is married to the former Pauline R. Gillingham and they have two sons and one daughter. He is a member of the Grange; Masons; Shrine; American, Vermont, and Windsor County Bar Associations. He has been village trustee, town agent, selectman, planning commission, school director and library trustee. He was Assistant Secretary of the Senate in 1949, 1951, and 1953, executive Clerk, 1955; Secretary of the Senate in 1957 and 1959; Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs, 1959 and 1960; Judge of the Hartford Municipal Court, 1955-1962; clerk of the Woodstock Union High School District, 1958-1962; and a member of the Woodstock Planning commission, 1958-62.

He served with the British 8th Army in the 6th Armored division, 1943 to 1946. In 1966 he was appointed to the Superiour Court and he served until 1975 when he was appointed to the Vermont Supreme Court. He was Chief Justice from 1982-84. In 1984 he was appointed a U.S. District Judge of Vermont, serving as Chief Judge from 1989-97 when he took Senior Status and remains as a Senior District Judge today. Member of the House of 1961, and member and Speaker of the House of 1963 and 1965.

Philip Henderson Hoff

Philip Henderson Hoff of Burlington, Chittenden County, Democrat, was born in Turners Falls, Massachusetts on June 29,1924 and became resident of present town in 1951. Occupation: Lawyer. He was educated in the public schools of Turners Falls, Massachusetts, Williams College and Cornell University. He is married and has four daughters. Member of: Chairman, New England Natural Resources Center; Chairman, Vermont Advisory Committee for U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; President, Friends of Health Care; Chairman, Vermont Supreme Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on Admissions and Continuing Legal Competence; Burlington Country Club; American, Vermont and Chittenden County Bar Associations; Public Land Law Review Commission; Former chairman of the New England Governor’s Conference and the Committee on Civil Liberties; director of Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation. He served in the U.S. Navy, Submarine Service, 1943-46.

He was a member of the House of 1961. Elected Governor of Vermont, November 7, 1962 and re-elected in 1964 and 1966. Member of the Senate, 1983-84, 1985-86, 1987-88.

Ray F. Keyser, Jr.

Ray F. Keyser, Jr. of Chelsea, Orange County, Republican, was born in Chelsea August 17, 1927. Occupation: attorney. Educated at elementary school in Chelsea, Chelsea High School one year; graduated from Montpelier High School, 1945; Tufts College, 1946-1953 graduating with LL.B. Degree. He amd his wife Joan have two sons and one daughter. Member of Vermont and American Bar Associations; Masons, American Legion, Delta Upsilon (College), Delta Theta Phi (Legal), Eastern Star, Farm Bureau.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; town auditor, 1952-59; as General Counsel for the Vermont Marble Company from 1965-70 and as CEO and Chairman of the Board from 1970-79. In 1980 he set up the law office of Keyser and Crowley; He served on the Federal Reserve board in Boston from 1967-72; as Director of Vermont Public Service and chair of the Board from 1980-97; Director of Vermont Electric Power, 1990-97; Director of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power, 1982-97; Director and former chair of the National Association of Manufacturers, 1078-92; Director of SKI Ltd, 1980-96. He was a Page in the House in 1939, a member of the House 1955 and 1957 and Speaker of the House in 1959. He was a member of the Commission on Interstate Cooperation in 1955 and chairman from 1957 to 1959; and was a member of the Board of Managers of the Council of State Governments from 1957 to 1959. He served as Governor from 1961-1963.

George E. Little, Jr.

George E. Little, Jr. of Burlington, Chittenden County, Republican, was born in Burlington, Vermont on September 8, 1921. He is married to the former Elaine Burns, and they have one daughter and three sons. Occupation: printer. He was educated in schools in Burlington; University of Vermont (B.A., 1943); graduate work at Carnegie-Mellon (1946-67). He is director and former chair of the Chittenden Bank; former trustee of the University of Vermont, 1968-74; and a former trustee and chair of Trinity College of Vermont. He has been a Burlington alderman, 1961-67; former chair of the Vermont Board of Social Welfare; and chair of the Vermont Higher Education Planning Commission, 1981-83. He served in the U.S. Air Force, 1943-46 and is a Lt. Col. In the Air Force Reserve (retired). Member of the House from District 1-8; 1969-70, 1971-72. Member of the Senate: 1983-84, 1985-86, 1987-88, 1989-90, 1991-92.

Peter T. Mallary

Peter T. Mallary of Fairlee, Orange County, Democrat, was born on June 12, 1953 in Poughkeepsie New York. He has lived in West Newbury since 1987. Occupation: author, editor, publisher. He was educated at schools in New York and Bradford, Vermont in 1976 (B.A., History). He is married to the former Frances Neville-Rolfe, and they have one daughter. He is the publisher of Behind the Times, an Orange County monthly newsmagazine, and It’s Classified, a weekly advertising paper. He is the author of several books, including two volumes of New England history and architecture. He served as a planning commissioner in Fairlee, Vermont, and on that town’s Public School Assessment committee. Member of the House: 1991-92, 1993-94, 1995-96. Assistant Majority Leader: 1993-94.

Richard Walker Mallary

Richard Walker Mallary of Braintree, Republican, was born at Springfield, Massachusetts, on February 21, 1929 and located in Fairlee in 1942. Occupation: dairy farmer; served as commissioner of administration January, 1971 to June, 1971 when he was appointed secretary of the agency of Administration. He was educated in elementary schools in Springfield, Massachusetts; Bradford Academy, Bradford, Vermont and Dartmouth College (A.B., 1949). He is married to the former Jean Brownell and between them they have seven children. He served as vice-chairman of the constitutional revision committee, 1968, and member of the Farm Bureau, Holstein-Friesian Association, Republican town committee and trustee of Eastern States exposition. He was chairman of the Legislative Council, 1965-66; was selectman from 1951 to 1953, serving trustee of Vermont State Colleges, 1962-65; a member of the Champlain Waterway Commission, 1963-65; and Emergency Board, 1963-66. Secretary of Administration, 1972-80. President and C.E.O. of Vermont Electric Power Company.  Member of the House from Fairlee in 1961, 1963 and 1965. Elected representative from District 34 for 1966 and 1967. Speaker of the House, 1966-1968. Member of the Senate from Orange County in 1969-70. Representative to the House, 1999-2000.

Gertrude Robinson Mallary

Gertrude Robinson Mallary Representative of Fairlee, Republican, was born in Springfield, Mass., on August 19, 1902, was summer resident of Fairlee 1931-1942 when she took up permanent residence. Occupation: farmer and breeder of Holstein-Friesian cattle as partner of Mallary Farm. Educated in schools in Springfield, Mass., Bennett Junior College, Millbrook, N.Y., University of Connecticut. Married and has two sons. She has been secretary of the N.E. Holstein Club; formerly member of the national boards of Community Chests and Councils and Day Nurseries of America. She is chairman of the board of trustees of the Fairlee Public Library. She was a member of the House of 1953. Died, 2002.

Thomas P. Salmon

Thomas P. Salmon of Rockingham, Democrat, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 19, 1932 and located to town in 1959. Occupation: attorney at law. He was educated at Hudson High School (Mass.) 1950; Boston College (A.B. 1954); Boston College Law School (LL.B. 1957); New York University Law School (LL.M. [Taxation] 1958). Member: Rotary Club; elks; Moose; Knights of Columbus; Chamber of Commerce and American, Vermont and Windham County Bar Association; member of executive committee, Vermont Trial Lawyers Association. He is also president, Bellows Falls Area Development Corporation; member, advisory board of Bellows Falls Branch-Vermont National Bank; trustee, Rockingham Memorial Hospital; Temporary Advisory Commission on School District Reorganization, 1966. He has been town counsel for Rockingham since 1959 and justice of peace for the same period, appointed Bellows Falls Municipal Judge in 1963. Member of the House from Rockingham in 1965, and from District 13-1 for 1966, 1967-68 and 1969-70. Served as Governor from 1973-1977.