Polk, Trusten, 1811-1876

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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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referencedIn Van Deventer, William, 1812-1873. William Van Deventer papers, 1843-1900. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Polk, Trusten, 1811-1876. Trusten Polk papers, 1861-1865; 1889 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Drake, Trusten Polk, Jr. The Polk Family / compiled by Trusten Polk Drake, Jr. Sewanee: The University of the South, Jessie Ball duPont Library
creatorOf Polk, Trusten, 1811-1876. Autograph of Trusten Polk, circa 1865. Library of Congress
creatorOf Trusten Polk Papers, 1861-1865; 1889 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
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associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army corporateBody
associatedWith Drake, Trusten Polk, Jr. person
associatedWith Snead, Thomas L. (Thomas Lowndes), 1828-1890. person
associatedWith Van Deventer, William, 1812-1873. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Missouri
Canada
Texas
Confederate States of America
Mexico
North America
New York (N.Y.)
Arkansas
Cuba
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Diaries (Blank-books)
Travelers--Diaries
Voyages and travel--History--19th century
Military courts
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Army officers, Confederate
Governors--Missouri
Senators, U.S. Congress--Missouri
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Birth 1811-05-29

Death 1876-04-16

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