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William B. Pollard. Sr.

William B. Pollard, Sr., American banker. Served with United States Army, 1918.; Member Chamber of Commerce (treasurer), American Red Cross (director).


  • Sr., William B. Pollard, was born on July 23, 1896 in Chester, Mississippi, United States. Son of Henry Austin and Emma (Fancher) P.

  • Education

    • Student Mississippi State College, 1915-1917.


    • 1 son, William B., Junior With First National Bank, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 1917. Office manager lumber firm, Orvisburg, Mississippi, 1919-1920. Owner mercantile business, Ackerman, Mississippi, 1920-1926.

      State bank examiner, Mississippi, 1926-1933. Assistant examiner, examiner and assistant director div. examinations, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, 1933-1946. Vice president Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

      Manager Memphis branch Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 1946-1948. President National Bank of Commerce, Memphis, since June 1948. Past president Memphis Community Chest.


    Church should be involved into political life by organizing delegations to party conferences.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    The Gospel shows the manner and the necessary work to be done, by which salvation can be achieved. This is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Small groups inside the Methodist Church should be developed. Thus all members of “societies” could receive support and be challenged in their faith.


    Served with United States Army, 1918. Member Chamber of Commerce (treasurer), American Red Cross (director). Clubs: Memphis Country, University, Rotary.


    • Married Vera Cochran, July 30, 1919.
    • father: Henry Austin P.
    • mother: Emma (Fancher) P.
    • spouse: Vera Cochran
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    Born July 23, 1896
    Died July 11, 1957
    (aged 60)