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William Pegues POLLOCK

(1870-1922)
Senate Years of Service:
1918-1919
Party:
Democrat

POLLOCK, William Pegues, a Senator from South Carolina; born near Cheraw, Chesterfield County, S.C., December 9, 1870; attended private and public schools and the University of South Carolina at Columbia; graduated from the law department of that university in 1891; served as clerk of the Committee on the District of Columbia in the House of Representatives 1891-1893; admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Cheraw, S.C.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member, State house of representatives 1894-1898; presidential elector on the Democratic Ticket in 1900; elected to the State house of representatives in 1902, 1904, and 1906; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Sixty-second Congress; elected on November 5, 1918, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Benjamin R. Tillman and served from November 6, 1918, to March 3, 1919; chairman, Committee on National Banks (Sixty-fifth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Cheraw, S.C., and died there June 2, 1922; interment in St. David’s Cemetery.

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

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