James Polk

Presidential Number: 11th
Years he was President: 1845-1849
State Represented: Tennessee
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Fact(s): He died from exhaustion and hard work soon after he left office.

Birthday: November 2, 1795
How old would he be this year? 208
School(s) attended: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Wife: Sarah Polk
Occupation(s) before he was President: Lawyer
Other way(s) he served: Governor of Tennessee, Congressman
Height: 5 feet, 8 inches

Life in America
How would he have traveled? Train
How would he have communicated with his friends? Letter
U.S. Population when term began: 23,191,876
Number of stars on flag when he left office: 30
James Polk

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