James K. Polk

 
 
11th President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1849
Vice PresidentGeorge M. Dallas
Preceded byJohn Tyler
Succeeded byZachary Taylor
9th Governor of Tennessee
In office
October 14, 1839 – October 15, 1841
Preceded byNewton Cannon
Succeeded byJames C. Jones
13th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
December 7, 1835 – March 3, 1839
Preceded byJohn Bell
Succeeded byRobert M. T. Hunter
Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 4, 1835
Preceded byGulian Verplanck
Succeeded byChurchill Cambreleng
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1839
Preceded byWilliam Fitzgerald
Succeeded byHarvey Magee Watterson
Constituency9th district
In office
March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1833
Preceded byJohn Alexander Cocke
Succeeded byBalie Peyton
Constituency6th district
Personal details
Born
James Knox Polk

November 2, 1795
Pineville, North Carolina, U.S.

DiedJune 15, 1849 (aged 53)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Cause of deathCholera
Resting placeTennessee State Capitol
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Sarah Childress (m. 1824)
ParentsSamuel Polk
Jane Knox
EducationUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (BA)
SignatureCursive signature in ink
Nickname(s)Young Hickory, Napoleon of the Stump
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