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Howard Pollock
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1971
Preceded by Ralph Rivers
Succeeded by Nick Begich
Personal details
Born Howard Wallace Pollock
(1920-04-11)April 11, 1920
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died January 9, 2011(2011-01-09) (aged 90)
Coronado, California, U.S.
Political party Republican
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1941–1946
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 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 history[]

Alaska's At-large congressional district: Results 1966–1968[3]
Year Republican Votes Pct Democrat Votes Pct
1966 Howard W. Pollock 34,040 700151600000000000051.6% Ralph J. Rivers (inc.) 31,867 700148400000000000048.4%
1968 Howard W. Pollock (inc.) 43,577 700154200000000000054.2% N. J. Begich 36,785 700145800000000000045.8%


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United States 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
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Keith M. Gaffaney
President of the NRA
Succeeded by
Alonzo H. Garcelon

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