James Knox Polk


11th President of the United States (March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1849)
Nickname: "Young Hickory"
Vice President: George M. Dallas

Born: November 2, 1795, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Died: June 15, 1849, in Nashville, Tennessee

Father: Samuel Polk
Mother: Jane Knox Polk
Married: Sarah Childress (1803-1891), on January 1, 1824
Children: None

Religion: Presbyterian
Education: Graduated from the University of North Carolina
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Democratic



James Polk extended the Nation's boundaries to the shores of the Pacific.


See Also:

White House History -- James Polk


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