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James Polk Fast Facts

Eleventh President of the United States


James K. Polk

James K. Polk

Library of Congress

Here is a quick list of fast facts for James Polk. For more in depth information, you can also read the James Polk Biography.

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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James Polk Biography
Take a more in depth look at the Eleventh president of the United States through this biography. You'll learn about his childhood, family, early career, and the major events of his administration.

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