Henry Moses Pollard

Henry Moses Pollard ( born June 14, 1836 in Plymouth, Windsor County, Vermont, † February 24, 1904 in St. Louis, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1877 and 1879 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Henry Pollard attended the public schools of his home and then to 1857, Dartmouth College in Hanover (New Hampshire). After a subsequent law school in Milwaukee (Wisconsin ) and his 1861 was admitted as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. During the Civil War he was a Major in the army of the Union. In 1865, Pollard moved to Chillicothe in Missouri, where he practiced law. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. In 1874 he was elected mayor of Chillicothe; In 1876 he was district attorney.

In the congressional elections of 1876 he was in the tenth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Rezin A. De Bolt on 4 March 1877. Since he Democrat Gideon Frank Rothwell defeated in 1878, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1879. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Pollard moved to St. Louis, where he worked as a lawyer. Here he is on February 24, 1904 and passed away.