Fred G. Pollard

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Fred G. Pollard
29th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
In office
January 15, 1966 – January 17, 1970
Preceded by Mills E. Godwin, Jr.
Succeeded by J. Sargeant Reynolds
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates for Richmond City and Henrico
In office
January 8, 1964 – January 12, 1966
Preceded by None (himself)
(as Delegate for Richmond City)
William F. Parkerson, Jr.
(as Delegate for Henrico)
Succeeded by E. B. Pendleton, Jr.
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates for Richmond City
In office
January 11, 1950 – January 8, 1964
Preceded by Walter L. Hopkins
Succeeded by None (himself)
Personal details
Born Frederick Gresham Pollard
(1918-05-07)May 7, 1918
Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S.
Died July 7, 2003(2003-07-07) (aged 85)
Wythe County, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Pauline Hull Staley
Alma mater University of Virginia (B.A., LL.B.)
Profession Attorney

Frederick Gresham Pollard (May 7, 1918 – July 7, 2003) of Richmond, Virginia was a lawyer and politician. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates and was the 29th Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.[1]

Early life and family[edit]

Fred G. Pollard attended Richmond Public Schools and the Episcopal High School before enrolling at the University of Virginia. He graduated with a BA in 1940 and an LLB in 1942. During World War II, Pollard served in the United States Naval Reserve. He subsequently entered the practice of law and later joined the firm of Williams Mullen, with whom he continued to work throughout his life.[2]

Pollard had a brother, Robert Nelson Pollard, Jr. and a sister, Mary Butler (Polly) Pollard Buford. He was married three times, with the marriages producing four children and four step-children.[2]

He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.


Pollard represented parts of Henrico County and Richmond in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1950 to 1965, when he was elected Lieutenant Governor. Pollard ran for governor in 1969, but lost in the Democratic primary.[2]


  1. ^ "Virginia House of Delegates: Session 1965: Pollard, Frederick G. (Fred)". Commonwealth of Virginia. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Bernstein, Adam (10 July 2003). "Va. Lawmaker Fred G. Pollard Dies at 85". The Washington Post. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Mills E. Godwin
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
Succeeded by
J. Sargeant Reynolds