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Tyler in Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Thomas Glover Pollard, Sr.

(1895-1962)

 
 
Thomas Glover Pollard, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Randal B. Gilbert, December 12, 2015
1. Thomas Glover Pollard, Sr. Marker
Inscription. Thomas G. Pollard was an attorney and legislator whose work improved the lives of East Texans. While in college, Pollard married Edna Martin, with whom he reared three children, and was elected as a State Representative (1919-21). After being elected as State Senator in 1921, Pollard sponsored legislation that focused on education, small businesses, oil and gas production and consumer protection; he also chaired the Senateís Finance Committee and was elected President Pro-tem in 1927. After retiring from office in 1935, Pollard reestablished a civil law practice in Tyler. In 1970, Pollardís family donated property for a park named in his honor.
 
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15966.)
 
Location. 32° 18.775′ N, 95° 17.582′ W. Marker is in Tyler, Texas, in Smith County. Marker is at the intersection of East Amherst Street and Bain Place, on the left when traveling east on East Amherst Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 710 E Amherst Dr, Tyler TX 75701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Richard B. Hubbard / Governor R. B. Hubbard (approx. one mile away); Ordnance Plant
Thomas Glover Pollard, Sr. Marker and Pollard Park image. Click for full size.
By Randal B. Gilbert, December 12, 2015
2. Thomas Glover Pollard, Sr. Marker and Pollard Park
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Tyler Junior College (approx. 1.5 miles away); Site of Confederate Arms Factory (approx. 1.8 miles away); Woman's Building (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Connally Home (approx. 2.1 miles away); Chilton-Lipstate-Taylor House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ramey House (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tyler.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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