James K. Polk

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Career Highlights

In office
March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1849
Vice PresidentGeorge M. Dallas
James Knox Polk

November 2, 1795
Pineville, North Carolina
DiedJune 15, 1849
Nashville, Tennessee
Governor of Tennessee
In office
October 14, 1839 – October 15, 1841
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
December 7, 1835 – March 3, 1839
Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 4, 1835
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1839
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (BA)



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