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Henry Moses POLLARD

(1836-1904)

POLLARD, Henry Moses, a Representative from Missouri; born in Plymouth, Windsor County, Vt., June 14, 1836; attended the common schools; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1857; moved to Milwaukee, Wis., where he studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1861; returned to Vermont and served during the Civil War in the Union Army as major in the Eighth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers; moved to Chillicothe, Mo., in 1865 and commenced the practice of law; mayor in 1874; county attorney in 1876; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Forty-sixth Congress; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1879 and continued the practice of law in that city until his death on February 24, 1904; interment in Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, Mo.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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