Thomas Allen Pollock, of Kansas City, Kan., a lawyer of splendid reputation, is a native of Kansas, having been born on a farm in Lyon county, Kansas, Dec. 20, 1866. He is of Scotch-Irish parentage, his father, Robert Pollock, having been born in Ayrshire, Scotland, and his mother, Jane (Smiley) Pollock, having been born in Ireland. Robert Pollock came to the United States in his young manhood and was married in Sparta, Ill., to Jane Smiley, who had accompanied her parents from Ireland to the United States when she was but nine years of age. When the Civil war began Robert Poliock tendered his services to the country of his adoption as a soldier for the Union, serving in Company G, Eightieth Illinois infantry, and being twice wounded. He brought his family to Kansas in 1866 and located in Lyon county, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was interested in the growth of the new commonwealth and took a prominent part in affairs touching the public life of his community in the various local official positions which he held. He died in 1901 and is survived by his wife, who resides with her son, Thomas, in Kansas City. To their union were born two sonsThomas Allen Pollock, of this review, and Robert Pollock, who is now a farmer in Lyon county.
Thomas Allen Pollock was reared on the farm on which he was born and first began his education in a district school. His literary studies were further pursued at the Kansas State Normal School at Emporia and at the University of Kansas at Lawrence. He spent five years in the latter excellent institution, three years in the collegiate department and two years in the law department, and graduated from the latter department in 1889. He began the practice of his profession in Kansas City, Kan., and has there been thus engaged since that time. He is a member of the law firm of Pollock & Little, one of the leading firms of that city. Mr. Pollock gives his allegiance to the Republican party, and as that party's representative has served as city attorney four consecutive years, as city counsellor for four years, and was attorney for the board of park commissioners three years. He also served a short term as county attorney in 1890. On June 12, 1905, Mr. Pollock was united in marriage to Amelia Alexander, of Lawrence, Kan. Mr. Pollock has attained the thirty-second degree in Scottish Rite Masonry, and is a member of the Wyandotte County Bar Association and the Kansas State Bar Association.Pages 1131-1132 from volume III, part 2 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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