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CodeNA6840
Dates1845-1937
Person NamePollock; Sir; Frederick (1845-1937); 3rd baronet; jurist, scholar and teacher of law
SurnamePollock
ForenamesFrederick
PreTitleSir
Title3rd baronet
Epithetjurist, scholar and teacher of law
ActivitySir Frederick Pollock, 3rd baronet (1845-1937), jurist, was the son of Sir William Frederick Pollock, 2nd baronet, and Juliet Creed. Pollock was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was Pitt scholar, 1865, and was awarded the Chancellor's medal, 1867 and elected a Fellow of Trinity, 1868. Pollock was called to the bar at Lincloln's Inn, 1871, was elected a bencher, 1906. He then specialised in the applications of the law as a science. He married Georgina Harriet Deffell (d 1935), and they had a son and a daughter.

Pollock became Professor of Jurisprudence, 1883-1903 and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, 1883. He was Professor of Common Law in the Inns of Court, 1884-1890, and lectured at the Royal Institution, 1884; India, 1894; Harvard, 1903: and Columbia University, 1912. Pollock helped found, and was editor of, the 'Law Quarterly Review', 1885-1919, and from 1895-1935 he was editor of 'Law Reports'. Pollock succeeded to the baronetcy in 1888.

Pollock received honorary degrees from the universities of Edinburgh, Dublin, Harvard, Oslo, Columbia, Paris, and Cambridge, he became a corresponding member of the Institut de France and an associate member of the Royal Academy of Belgium. He was elected a fellow of the British Academy in 1902; and an honorary fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in 1906, and of Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1920. In 1911 he entered the Privy Council. In 1914 he was appointed the Admiralty Judge of the Cinque Ports. Pollock was a member of the Sunday Tramps Club and was honorary librarian of the Alpine Club. He wrote poetry in Latin Greek, French, German and Italian. Pollock's publications include: ' Principles of Contract at Law and in Equity' (1876); 'The Land Laws' (1883); 'Essays in Jurisprudence and Ethics' (1882); 'For my Grandson. Remembrances of an Ancient Victorian' (1933).
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