|Marriage||1 JAN 1824|
|Birth||2 NOV 1795|
Polk established a law practice in Columbia, Tennessee.
|Occup||1823-1825||TN State Representative|
|Occup||1825-1839||US Rep. from TN|
|Org.||1833-1835||US House Committee on Ways and Means, Chairperson|
|Occup||1835-1839||USA Speaker of the House|
|Election||1844||USA Presidential Election|
|Reside||4 MAR 1845|
|Death||15 JUN 1849|
He was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, of Scotch-Irish ancestry, on November 2, 1795. When young, the family moved westward into Tennessee. The family followed the Presbyterian faith, but young Polk was not baptized as a baby because of his father's unwillingness to make a "confession of faith."
He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he found a rigorous Presbyterian indoctrination.
He studied law and entered politics. He became a U.S. Representative in 1825, and later served as Speaker of the House. Somewhat later, he became the Governor of Tennessee. He was a friend of Andrew Jackson.
Polk became a "dark horse" candidate for President as a Democrat in 1344, and was elected on the slogan, "Fifty-four... Read More
|Birth||4 SEP 1803|
basic instructions of reading, writing and arithmetic.
boys school, but privately tutored by Samuel Black after regular school hours where she met Polk
a finishing school of young women, here Sarah Childress Polk learned to play the piano, sewing and social etiquette
instructed in English grammar, Bible study, Greek and Roman literature, geography, music, drawing, and sewing
|Occup||1845-1849||USA First Lady|
|Death||14 AUG 1891|
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