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Encyclopedia > William P. Pollock
Senator William P. Pollock

William Pegues Pollock (December 9, 1870 - June 2, 1922) was a United States Senator from South Carolina. Born near Cheraw, he attended public and private schools and the University of South Carolina at Columbia. He graduated from the law department of that university in 1891 and served as clerk of the Committee on the District of Columbia in the United States House of Representatives from 1891 to 1893. He was admitted to the bar the latter year and commenced practice in Cheraw. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits, and was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1894 to 1898. December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... June 2 is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35°12N... Historic Town Hall in downtown Cheraw. ... The University of South Carolina (also known as USC, South Carolina, or simply Carolina) is a public, coeducational, research university. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... A bar association is a body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ... The South Carolina House of Representatives is the lower house of the South Carolina General Assembly. ...


Pollock was a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1900 and was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1902, 1904, and 1906. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Sixty-second Congress, but was elected on November 5, 1918, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Benjamin R. Tillman and served from November 6, 1918, to March 3, 1919. While in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on National Banks (Sixty-fifth Congress). The United States Electoral College is the electoral college which chooses the President and Vice President of the United States at the conclusion of each Presidential election. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... Summary The election was held on November 6, 1900. ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Benjamin Ryan Tillman (August 11, 1847 - July 3, 1918) was an American politician who served as governor of South Carolina from 1890 to 1894 and as a United States Senator from 1895 until his death. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (63rd in leap years). ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ...


William Pollock resumed the practice of law in Cheraw and died there in 1922; interment was in St. David's Cemetery.


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