11 James Polk

11 James Polk

11 James Polk

11 James Polk
11 James Polk

 
  • Term: 11th President of the United States (1845-1849)
  • Vice President: George M. Dallas (1845 - 1849)
  • Born: November 2, 1795, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • Nickname: "Young Hickory"
  • Education: University of North Carolina (graduated 1818)
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Marriage: January 1, 1824, to Sarah Childress (1803-1891)
  • Children: None
  • Career: Lawyer
  • Political Party: Democrat
  • Writings: The Diary of James K. Polk (4 vols., 1910), ed. by Milo M. Quaife; Correspondence of James K. Polk, 10 vols. (1969- )
  • Died: June 15, 1849, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Buried: State Capitol Grounds, Nashville, Tennessee

James Polk Trivia:
Graduated University of North Carolina (1818). Greatly expanded the western U.S. in 1848 through a treaty with Mexico ending a two year war and giving the U.S. control over most of present-day Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Before the advent of anesthetics and antiseptic practices, Polk survived a gallstone operation at age 


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