Robert Nelson Pollard

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Robert Nelson Pollard (June 16, 1880 – May 24, 1954) was a United States federal judge.

Born in King and Queen County, Virginia, Pollard attended the University of Virginia School of Law and received an LL.B. from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law in 1903. He was in private practice in Richmond, Virginia from 1904 to 1930. He was a judge on the Law and Equity Court of Richmond, Virginia from 1930 to 1936.

On February 20, 1936, Pollard was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia created by 49 Stat. 508. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 27, 1936, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on April 22, 1947. Pollard served in that capacity until his death, in 1954, in Richmond.