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









11th President
Political Party Democratic
Term March 4, 1845 - March 4, 1849  (49-53)
Vice President George M. Dallas
Predecessor John Tyler
Successor Zachary Taylor




Full Name James Knox Polk
Birth

November 2, 1795

Pineville, North Carolina

Father Samuel Polk  (1772-1827)
Mother Jane Gracy Knox Polk  (1776-1852)
Brothers

Franklin Ezekiel Polk  (1802-1831)

Marshall Tate Polk  (1805-1831)

John Lee Polk  (1807-1831)

William Hawkins Polk  (1815-1862)

Samuel Washington Polk  (1817-1839)

Sisters

Jane Polk Walker  (1798-1876)

Lydia Polk Richmond  (1800-1864)

Naomi Polk Harris  (1809-1836)

Ophelia Polk Hays  (1812-1851)

Alma Mater University of North Carolina (1818)
Military Services

Colonel

Tennessee State Militia

1821-1822

Occupation

11th Governor of Tennessee  (1839-1841)

17th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1835-1839)

Representative from Tennessee's 9th District  (1833-1839)

Representative from Tennessee's 6th District  (1825-1833)

Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives (1823-1825)

Lawyer

Planter

Death

June 15, 1849

Nashville, Tennessee

(53 years)




Marriages
Sarah Childress  (1803-1891)

Married January 1, 1824

(25 years)




Children
None




Presidential Election of 1844
Nominee Running Mate Political Party Popular Vote Electoral Vote
James K. Polk  (TN) George M. Dallas  (PA) Democratic 1,339,494  (49.5%) 170
Henry Clay  (KY) Theodore Frelinghuysen  (NY) Whig 1,300,004  (48.1%) 105
James G. Birney Thomas Morris  (OH) Liberty 62,103  (2.3%) 0




Presidential Cabinet
Name Office Term
James Buchanan  (PA) Secretary of State 1845-1849
Robert J. Walker  (MS) Secretary of Treasury 1845-1849
William L. Marcy  (NY) Secretary of War 1845-1849

John Y. Mason  (VA)

Nathan Clifford  (ME)

Isaac Toucey  (CT)

Attorney General

1845-1846

1846-1848

1848-1849

George Bancroft  (MA)

John Y. Mason  (VA)

Secretary of the Navy

1845-1846

1846-1849

Cave Johnson  (TN) Postmaster General 1845-1849



United States Supreme Court
Nominee Position Term
Roger B. Taney  (MD) Chief Justice 1836-1864  (28 years, died)
Joseph Story  (MA) Associate Justice 1812-1845  (33 years, died)
John McLean  (OH) Associate Justice 1829-1861  (32 years, died)
James M. Wayne  (GA) Associate Justice 1835-1867  (32 years, died)
John Catron  (TN) Associate Justice 1837-1865  (28 years, died)
John McKinley  (AL) Associate Justice 1837-1852  (15 years, died)
Peter V. Daniel  (VA) Associate Justice 1841-1860  (19 years, died)
Samuel Nelson  (NY) Associate Justice 1845-1872  (27 years, ret.)
Levi Woodbury  (NH) Associate Justice 1845-1851  (6 years, died)
Robert C. Grier  (PA) Associate Justice 1846-1870  (24 years, ret.)

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