James K. Polk (1845-1849)

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POSITIONS:

Speaker of the House (D-TN; 1835-39)
U.S. President (1845-1849)

VICE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY:

George M. Dallas
George M. Dallas
Sarah Polk
Sarah Polk

OVERVIEW:

James K. PolkWhite House
Miller Center
Polk Home and Museum
American Presidents (C-SPAN)
History Channel

RESOURCES:

JamesKPolk
President-Elect James K. Polk in 1844

The Polk Project (University of Tennessee)
The Polk Project (Online Edition)
Diary of James Polk During His Presidency
Polk: The Diary of a President (Abridged)
Public Papers (American Presidency Project)
Speech Archive (Miller Center)
Library of Congress
Tennessee State Library and Archives

1844 ELECTION:

1844Polk_Dallas_campaign_banner1844 Election

1845 INAUGURATION:

PolkInauguration
Inauguration of President James K. Polk on March 4, 1845

1845 Address (ManuscriptTranscript)
Library of Congress (1845)
Joint Congressional Committee (1845)

CABINET:

Polk Cabinet
President Polk with his Cabinet in 1846

Attorney General:
Isaac Toucey (1848–1849)
Nathan Clifford (1846–1848)
John Y. Mason (1845–1846)

Secretary of the Navy:
John Y. Mason (1846–1849)
George Bancroft (1845–1846)

Postmaster General:
Cave Johnson (1845–1849)

Secretary of State:
James Buchanan (1845–1849)

Secretary of the Treasury:
Robert J. Walker (1845–1849)

Secretary of War:
William L. Marcy (1845–1849)

SUPREME COURT NOMINEES:

Robert Grier
Robert Grier

Robert Grier (1846-1870)
Levi Woodbury (1845-1851)

CONGRESS:

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The Capitol in 1846

Speaker of the House:
John W. Davis (1845-1847)
Robert C. Winthrop (1847-1849)

IMAGE GALLERY:

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HISTORIC SITES:

PolkHome
James K. Polk’s Home in Columbia, Tennessee

James K. Polk Home and Museum

ARTICLES:

Moving of Grave (NYT, 3/24/2017)

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