Howard Wallace Pollock

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Howard Wallace Pollock
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alaska's At-large district
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1971
Preceded by Ralph J. Rivers
Succeeded by Nick Begich
Member of the Alaska Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1920-04-11)April 11, 1920
Chicago, Illinois
Died January 9, 2011(2011-01-09) (aged 90)
Coronado, California
Political party Republican Party
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1941–46
Rank lieutenant commander

Howard Wallace Pollock (April 11, 1920 – January 9, 2011)[1] was an American politician and Republican Representative from Alaska.

Pollock was born in Chicago and went to school in Perkinston, Mississippi. He studied law at the University of Santa Clara in California and at the University of Houston, Texas, and then did some postgraduate studies at the MIT, where he got a M.S. in industrial management. He was a practicing attorney.

He enlisted as a seaman in the United States Navy in 1941 and retired with rank of lieutenant commander in 1946.

Pollock served in the Alaska Territorial Legislature 1953–1955. He later served in the Alaska Senate 1961–1963 and 1965–1966; and was elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and Ninety-first Congresses (January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1971). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress, but rather was an unsuccessful candidate for Republican nomination for Governor of Alaska. Pollock was also a past president of the National Rifle Association.

From 1998 until his death in January 2011 Pollock was a resident of Arlington, Virginia.

Electoral history[edit]

Alaska's At-large congressional district: Results 1966–1968[2]
Year Republican Votes Pct Democrat Votes Pct
1966 Howard W. Pollock 34,040 51.6% Ralph J. Rivers (inc.) 31,867 48.4%
1968 Howard W. Pollock (inc.) 43,577 54.2% N. J. Begich 36,785 45.8%


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  2. ^ "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2007-07-25. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ralph Julian Rivers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alaska
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1971
Succeeded by
Nick Begich