James Polk - The first acting U.S. president photographed in office (1845)

James Polk - The first acting U.S. president photographed in office (1845)

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James K. and Sarah Childress Polk.  While her husband died after only 3 months out of office, Sarah had the longest retirement  & widowhood (42 years) of any former First Lady.

James K. and Sarah Childress Polk. While her husband died after only 3 months out of office, Sarah had the longest retirement & widowhood (42 years) of any former First Lady.

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James Knox Polk - 11th President of the United States (1845-1849)

James Knox Polk - 11th President of the United States (1845-1849)

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John K. Polk: Born: 11-2-1795, Pineville, North Carolina, U.S. - Died: 6-15-1849, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. - Spouse(s): Sarah Childress

John K. Polk: Born: 11-2-1795, Pineville, North Carolina, U.S. - Died: 6-15-1849, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. - Spouse(s): Sarah Childress

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James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795 – June 15, 1849) was the 11th President of the United States (1845–1849). Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.[1] He later lived in and represented Tennessee. A Democrat, Polk served as the 17th Speaker of the House of Representatives (1835–1839) and Governor of Tennessee (1839–1841).

James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795 – June 15, 1849) was the 11th President of the United States (1845–1849). Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.[1] He later lived in and represented Tennessee. A Democrat, Polk served as the 17th Speaker of the House of Representatives (1835–1839) and Governor of Tennessee (1839–1841).

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Polk's presidential proclamation of war against Mexico

Polk's presidential proclamation of war against Mexico

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