Program 8 - Under the Golden Dome

Mary Ann Carlson

Mary Ann Carlson of Arlington, Bennington County. Democrat, was born in Palo Alto, California on January 22, 1944 and became resident of present town in June, 1978. Occupation: innkeeper. Co-owner and operator of West Mountain Inn, Arlington, Vermont. She was educated in elementary schools in Palo Alto, California, graduated from Notre Dame High School, Belmont, California; Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (B.A., 1965). She has thirty-two graduate credits toward M.A., in special education, Fordham University (1977) and has a master’s degree in counseling and psychology, Lesley College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, (1991). She is married to Wesley H. Carlson, and they have three daughters and two sons. She serves on the Vermont Loan Fund Board; Vermont Interactive Television Coordinating Council; Governor’s Blue ribbon Commission on Educational and Municipal Financing Reform: Judicial Nominating Board. Member of: Arlington Townscape; Project Against Violent Encounters; Vermont Business Association for Social Responsibility; VT’s State Business and Professional Women; Chambers of Commerce of Arlington, Bennington and Manchester; VT, National Organization of Women Honored with awards from Southern Vermont College, Honorary Doctor of Laws; United Counseling Service, Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Award; Bennington County and State of Vermont Business and Professional Woman of the Year Award; Vermont Law Income Advocacy Council, certificate of appreciation.

Member of the Senate: 1989-90, 1991-92 (Democratic leader), and 1993-94.

Harvey Carter

Harvey Carter of Corinth, Democrat, was born in New York City on November 2, 1938 and moved to Bennington in 1964. He is a graduate of Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, (B.A., 1960) and Duke Law School Durham, North Carolina (J.D., 1963). He was formerly a member of the law firm of Witten and Carter, P.C., with offices in Bennington and Manchester and has been a sole practitioner from 1988 to present. He is married, has two sons and he and his wife run Maryella Farm in Corinth. Member of the House, 1969-70. Member of the Senate, 1985-86, 1987-88.

Thomas A. Little

Thomas A. Little of Shelburne, Chittenden County, Republican, was born in Burlington, Vermont on May 4, 1954 and became a resident of Shelburne in 1982. Occupation: attorney and counselor at law. He was educated in Taft Elementary School in Burlington, Vermont; Burlington High School, Burlington, Vermont; Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine (A.B., magna cum laude, 1976); Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York (J.D., 1979). He is married to the former Susan M. Keelty of Shelburne, and they have two daughters and one son. Member of: Burlington Cemetery Commission, (1980-1982); Shelburne Zoning Board, (1986-96; chair, 1991-96); Visiting Nurse Association, board of trustees (1992- ); The Converse Home (1981- ); Cathedral Square Housing Corp. (1990-1998); Ethan Allen Club (1998- ); the Vermont Center for the Book (1995- ); Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, Chancellor; Lawyers Caucus, chair; National Conference of Higher Education Loan Programs (1996-1998); Commission on the Future of Vermont’s Justice System (1998-19999); Board of Trustees, University of Vermont (2001- ); Member of the House: 1992 (seated January 24, 1992), 1993-94, 195-96, 1997-98, 1999-2000, 2001-2002.

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.

Edgar May

Edgar May of Springfield, Windsor County, Democrat, was born in Zurich, Switzerland on June 27, 1929 and became resident of present town in 1965. Occupation: journalist. He was educated at Northwestern University, (B.S.J., 1957). U.S. Government, various posts. Member of the House; 1975-76, 1977-78, 1979-80, 1981-82. Member of Senate: 1983-84, 1985-86, 1987-88, 1989-90.

Louise Robinson Swainbank

Louise Robinson Swainbank of St. Johnsbury, Republican, was born at
Ware, Massachusetts on November 3, 1917 and became resident of present town in October, 1945. Occupation: retired teacher. She was educated in elementary schools in Ware, Mass.; Ware High School; Northfield Seminary; graduated, Smith college (A.B., 1939). She and John A. Swainbank have three sons and one daughter. Member of Advisory Council of Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women; State advisory Committee, U.S. Civil Rights Commission; Chairman of Board of Trustees, University of Vermont (term expires 2/79); St. Johnsbury Women’s Club; St. Johnsbury College Club; St. Johnsbury Child Advocacy Council; State advisory Committee on the Elderly; and republican County Committee. Member of the House from District 10-2 for 1971-72, 1973-74 and from Cal 1-2 for 1975-76, 1977-78 and 1979-80.