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Pollock, James (PA)

Born: 1810-09-11 Milton, Pennsylvania

Died: 1890-04-19 Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

Flourished: Pennsylvania

Pollock graduated from Princeton College in 1831, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania in 1833. He practiced law in Milton before being elected as a Whig to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served from 1844 to 1849. After serving as a district judge, he was elected governor of Pennsylvania in 1854, in which capacity he served until 1858.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1996 (Alexandria, VA: CQ Staff Directories, 1997), 1674.