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

Howard Pollock
Howard Wallace Pollock.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alaska's at-large district
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1971
Preceded byRalph Rivers
Succeeded byNick Begich
Personal details
Howard Wallace Pollock

(1920-04-11)April 11, 1920
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedJanuary 9, 2011(2011-01-09) (aged 90)
Coronado, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationMississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Santa Clara University
University of Houston (JD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS)
International University Vienna (PhD)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1941–1946
RankLieutenant Commander


Pollock was born in Chicago to Olga (née Deblanc) and Oscar Tobias Pollock,[2] he 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 historyEdit

Alaska's At-large congressional district: Results 1966–1968[3]
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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates", FamilySearch, retrieved April 6, 2018
  3. ^ "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2007-07-25. Retrieved 2008-10-24. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ralph Rivers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alaska's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by
Nick Begich