Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849

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Dates:
Birth 1795-11-02
Death 1849-06-15
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Biographical notes:

James K. Polk was president of the United States from 1845 to 1849. E.G. Eastman was editor of the Democratic newspaper the Knoxville Argus; A.O.P. Nicholson was a Knoxville judge. Campbell P. White was a U.S. representative from New York.

From the description of James Knox Polk collection, 1835-1849. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 725108286

President of the U.S.

From the description of James K. Polk : miscellaneous papers, 1835-1848. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49264292

James K. Polk was the 11th president of the United States.

From the guide to the James K. Polk papers, 1827-1849, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Congressman and U.S. President.

From the description of Letters, 1840-1845. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32458460

From the description of Papers, 1831-1846. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20071395

Governor of Tennessee before being elected the eleventh president of the United States on the Democratic ticket in 1844.

From the description of Letter, Jan. 20, 1844. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53882395

Archibald Yell was a soldier and congressman.

From the guide to the Archibald Yell correspondence, 1836-1847., 1836-1847, (American Philosophical Society)

James Knox Polk, eleventh President of the United States (1845-1849).

From the description of Papers of James K. Polk, 1790-1889 (bulk 1845-1849 and 1883-1889). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122288808

Polk was the 11th President of the United States (1845-1849). Donelson was Minister to Prussia during the Polk administration and a vice-presidential candidate in the election of 1856.

From the description of [Letter] 1844 May 6, Columbia, [Tenn. to] Andrew J. Donaldson [sic] / James K. Polk. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 319635695

President of the United States, 1845-1849.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to R.J. Walker, 1845 Apr. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617812

Polk, 11th U.S. president, served 1845-1849.

From the description of ALS, 1844 August 1 : Columbia, to Col. Samuel H. Laughlin, Nashville. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15178440

James Knox Polk was the eleventh president of the United States.

From the description of Broadside, ca. 1844. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49348050

U.S. president, Speaker of the House and representative from Tennessee, and governor of Tennesee.

From the description of Papers of James K. Polk, 1775-1891 (bulk 1830-1849). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060698

President of the United States.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Columbia, to Andrew Jackson, 1841 Dec. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617806

Biographical Note

  • 1795, Nov. 2: Born, Mecklenburg County, N.C.
  • 1806: Family moved to what is now Maury County, Tenn.
  • 1818: Graduated, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • 1819 - 1823 : Chief clerk, Tennessee senate
  • 1820: Began practicing law, Columbia, Tenn.
  • 1824: Married Sarah Childress (died 1891)
  • 1825 - 1839 : Representative, sixth district of Tennessee, U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1835 - 1839 : Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1839 - 1841 : Governor of Tennessee
  • 1845 - 1849 : President of the United States
  • 1849, June 15: Died, Nashville, Tenn.

From the guide to the James K. Polk Papers, 1775-1891, (bulk 1830-1849), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Press and politics--History--19th century--Sources
  • Patronage, Political--United States
  • President's spouses--Correspondence
  • Newspapers
  • Patronage, Political
  • Elections--United States--19th century
  • Elections
  • presidents
  • Public works--United States--19th century
  • Elections--19th century
  • Plantations--Tennessee
  • Presidents--Election--1840
  • Presidents--Election--1836--Sources
  • Tariff
  • President--Archives
  • Presidents--Election--1844
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Plantations
  • Slavery
  • Slavery--United States
  • Broadsides
  • President--Biography
  • Political parties
  • Nullification (States' rights)
  • Public works--19th century
  • Tariff--United States
  • Oregon question

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  • Politicians
  • Representatives, U.S. Congress--Tennessee
  • Presidents--United States
  • Presidents
  • Legislators--United States
  • Cabinet officers--United States
  • Speakers of the House, U.S. Congress
  • Governors--Tennessee

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