George Barron Mallory
George Barron Mallory was born on April 25, 1919, in Port Chester, New York, to Dorothea Alma Barron, age 30, and Philip Rogers Mallory, age 33. He had one brother Henry and a sister Dorothy.
In Rye his family lived on Forest Ave and were members of Christ's Church. He was a graduate of Yale University, class of 1941
George enlisted July 7, 1941 and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Five days later he married Eleanor “Ellie" Moore Davis in Greenwich, Connecticut, on July 12, 1941. They would have three children during their marriage.
George served as an Ensign First Class and Optical officer on the U.S.S. Massachusetts (BB 59). It being the third of four South Dakota-class fast battleships built for the United States Navy in the late 1930s.
In WWII, Massachusetts was first sent to support Operation Torch, the invasion of French North Africa, in November 1942. There, she engaged in an artillery duel with the incomplete French battleship Jean Bart and neutralized her.
Massachusetts thereafter transferred to the Pacific War for operations against Japan; she spent the war primarily as an escort for the fast carrier task force to protect the aircraft carriers from surface and air attacks. In this capacity, she took part in the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign in 1943 and early 1944 and the Philippines campaign in late 1944 and early 1945.
Later in 1945, the ship supported Allied forces during the Battle of Okinawa and thereafter participated in attacks on Japan, including bombarding industrial targets on Honshu in July and August.
G. Barron Mallory was honorably discharged on November 26,1945
After the war , he returned to Rye and graduated from Yale Law School. In 1950 he was working at a law firm in New York City
He Joined the Mallory firm In 1958, becoming president In 1960 and serving in that position until 1968. He was named chairman of the board In 1968 and served until 1971.
From 1971 until 1978 he served as a member of the board at Mallory. In 1978. he Joined the New York law firm of Jacobs, Perslnger & Parker. He was retired from the firm.
He was a director of American Fletcher National Bank and was a member of Indianapolis Athletic Club and Woodstock Club. He was a past member of the board for Mystic Sea Port.
G. Barron Mallory. 66. died Sunday April 6, 1986 in Little Rock AR. Services for; ex-city industrialist former president and board chairman of the former P.R. Mallory & Co., now Mallory Components Group, were held in Mystic. Conn.
At the time of his death survivors included sons George B. Jr. and Peter D. Mallory; daughters, Mary R. and Elizabeth P. Mallory: three grandchildren.