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


Jane Gracy Knox
Born November 13, 1776
Father: James Knox  (1752-94)(42 years)
Mother: Lydia Gillespie  (1754-1828) (74 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  (1780-1863) (83 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

General Election
Nominee State Political Party Popular Votes Elector Votes

James K. Polk

George M. Dallas

TN

PA

Democratic 1, 339, 494 (49.5%) 170

Henry Clay

Theodore Frelinghuysen

KY

NY

Whig 1, 300, 004 (48.1%) 105

James G. Birney

Thomas Morris

MI

OH

Liberty 62, 103 (2.3%) 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)