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Jkpolk

James K. Polk, 11th President of the United States






TermEdit

11th President of the United States
Democratic
March 4, 1845 - March 4, 1849  (49-53)
Preceded by John Tyler
Succeeded by Zachary Taylor


11th Governor of Tennessee
October 14, 1839 - October 15, 1841  (43-45)
Preceded by Newton Cannon
Succeeded by James C. Jones


DataEdit

Full Name James Knox Polk
Born November 2, 1795
Birthplace Pineville, North Carolina
Alma Mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  (1818)
Died June 15, 1849  (53 years)
Deathplace Nashville, Tennessee


ParentsEdit

Samuel Ezekiel Polk
Born July 5, 1772
Father Ezekiel Franklin Polk  (1747-1824) (77 years)
Mother Mary Jane Winslow Wilson  (1746-91) (45 years)
Marriage 1794 - 1827  (33 years, died)
Died November 5, 1827  (55 years)


Jane Gracey Knox
Born November 15, 1776
Father James Knox  (1752-94) (42 years)
Mother Lydia Gillespie  (1753-1826) (73 years)
Children 10
Died January 11, 1852  (75 years)


SiblingsEdit

1. Jane Maria Polk  (1798-1876) (78 years)

(married 1813  James Walker  (1792-1864) (72 years))

2. Lydia Eliza Polk  (1800-64) (64 years)

(married 1817  Silas Caldwell  (1794-1846) (52 years))

3. Franklin Ezekiel Polk  (1802-31) (29 years)

4. Marshall Tate Polk  (1805-31) (26 years)

(married 1827  Laura Wilson  (1808-48) (40 years))

5. John Lee Polk  (1807-31) (24 years)

6. Naomi Tate Polk  (1809-36) (27 years)

(married 1825  Adlai Harris  (1798-1862) (64 years))

7. Ophelia Clarissa Polk  (1812-51) (39 years)

(married 1829  John Hayes  (1794-1868) (74 years))

8. William Hawkins Polk  (1815-62) (47 years)

(married 1837  Belinda Dickinson  (1810-42) (32 years))

(married 1847  Mary Corse  (1815-51) (36 years))

(married 1854  Lucy Williams  (1826-1906) (80 years))

9. Samuel Washington Polk  (1817-39) (22 years)


MarriagesEdit

1. Sarah Childress
Born September 4, 1803
Father Joel Childress  (1777-1819) (42 years)
Mother Elizabeth Whitsitt  (1781-1863) (82 years)
Marriage January 1, 1824 - June 15, 1849  (25 years, died)
Died August 14, 1891  (87 years)


OccupationEdit

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives  (1835-39)

Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee  (1833-35)

U.S. Representative from Tennessee's 9th District  (1833-39)

U.S. Representative from Tennessee's 5th District  (1825-33)

Lawyer

Farmer


Presidential Election of 1844Edit

1. James K. Polk
Birth/Death 1795 - 1849  (54 years)
State  Tennessee
Occupation Former Governor of Tennessee  (1839-41)
Political Party Democratic
Vice President

George M. Dallas  (1792-1864) (PA)

Former U.S. Minister to Russia  (1837-39)

Popular Vote 1, 339, 494  (49.54%)
Electoral Vote 170  (15 states)


2. Henry Clay
Birth/Death 1777 - 1852  (75 years)
State Kentucky
Occupation Former U.S. Senator from Kentucky  (1806-07, 1810-11, 1831-42, 1849-52)
Political Party Whig
Vice President

Theodore Frelinghuysen  (1787-1862) (NJ)

Former Mayor of Newark, New Jersey  (1837-38)

Popular Vote 1, 300, 004  (48.08%)
Electoral Vote 105  (11 states)


3. James G. Birney
Birth/Death 1792 - 1857  (65 years)
State Michigan
Occupation Former Mayor of Huntsville, Alabama  (1829-31)
Political Party Liberty
Vice President

Thomas Morris  (1776-1844) (OH)

Former U.S. Senator from Ohio  (1833-39)

Popuar Vote 62, 103  (2.3%)
Electoral Vote 0


Vice PresidentEdit

George M. Dallas  (1792-1864) PA 1845-49


CabinetEdit

Secretary of State
James Buchanan  (1791-1868) PA 1845-49


Secretary of the Treasury
Robert J. Walker  (1801-69) MS 1845-49


Secretary of War
William L. Marcy  (1786-1857) NY 1845-49


Attorney General
John Y. Mason  (1799-1859) VA 1845-46
Nathan Clifford  (1803-81) ME 1846-48
Isaac Toucey  (1792-1869) CT 1848-49


Secretary of the Navy
George Bancroft  (1800-91) MA 1845-46
John Y. Mason  (1799-1859) VA 1846-49


Postmaster General
Cave Johnson  (1793-1866) TN 1845-49


United States Supreme CourtEdit

Chief Justice
Roger B. Taney  (1777-1864) MD 1836-64  (28 years)


Associate Justices
Joseph Story  (1779-1845) MA 1811-45  (34 years)
John McLean  (1785-1861) OH 1829-61  (32 years)
James Moore Wayne  (1790-1867) GA 1835-67  (32 years)
John Catron  (1786-1865) TN 1837-65  (28 years)
John McKinley  (1780-1852) AL 1837-52  (15 years)
Peter Vivian Daniel  (1784-1860) VA 1841-60  (19 years)
Samuel Nelson  (1792-1875) NY 1845-72  (27 years)
Levi Woodbury  (1789-1851) NH 1845-51  (6 years)
Robert Cooper Grier  (1794-1870) PA 1846-70  (24 years)