James K. Polk

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James K. Polk
11th President of the United States
Term of office
March 4, 1845 - March 4, 1849
Political party Democratic
Vice President George M. Dallas
Preceded by John Tyler
Succeeded by Zachary Taylor
Born November 3, 1795
Pineville, North Carolina
Died June 15, 1849
Nashville, Tennessee
Spouse Sarah Childress Polk
Religion Methodist

James Knox Polk was the 11th President of the United States of America, serving from 1845 to 1849. He lived from 1795 to 1849.[1]He was elected in the 1844 Presidential Election as a Democrat and served as president from 1845-1849.

Polk launched an invasion of Mexico to prevent an imminent Mexican attack on Texas.

Polk declined to run for a second term. He shortly afterwards retired at Polk Place, Nashville where he died on June 15, 1849. He was the first President to be outlived by his mother.[1]

Notes & References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia of Presidents James K. Polk by Dee Lillegard, Children's Press, 1988.