Polk, Trusten, 1811-1876

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1811-05-29
Death 1876-04-16

Biographical notes:

U.S. senator from Missouri, governor of Missouri, and Confederate army officer.

From the description of Autograph of Trusten Polk, circa 1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449401

Lawyer of St. Louis, Mo.; governor of Missouri, 1857; U.S. senator from Missouri, 1857-1862; colonel, C.S.A.; military judge, 1864- 1865.

From the description of Trusten Polk papers, 1861-1865; 1889 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 23874912

Trusten Polk was a lawyer of St. Louis, Mo.; governor of Missouri, 1857; United States senator from Missouri, 1857-1862; colonel, Confederate States of America; and a military judge, 1864-1865. Polk resigned as governor after being elected to the Senate, and he was expelled from the Senate in 1862 for his support of the Confederacy.

From the guide to the Trusten Polk Papers, 1861-1865; 1889, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

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Ark ID:
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SNAC ID:
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Subjects:

  • Diaries (Blank-books)
  • Travelers--Diaries
  • Voyages and travel--History--19th century
  • Military courts

Occupations:

  • Army officers, Confederate
  • Governors--Missouri
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Missouri

Places:

  • Missouri (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)
  • Texas (as recorded)
  • Confederate States of America (as recorded)
  • Mexico (as recorded)
  • North America (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Arkansas (as recorded)
  • Cuba (as recorded)