Birth: November 2, 1795
Death: June 15, 1849
Term of Office: March 4, 1845-March 3, 1849
Number of Terms Elected: 1 Term
First Lady: Sarah Childress
James Polk Quote: "No President who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure."
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Major Events While in Office:
- Oregon Treaty (1846)
- Mexican War (1846-1848)
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