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James Knox Polk

11th President of the United States
 

Born: November 2, 1795
Birthplace: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Wife: Sarah Childress Polk (1803-1891)
Previous experience: Lawyer, Governor of Tennessee
Political Party: Democratic
Age at Inauguration: 49
Term of Office: March 4, 1845 - March 4, 1849
Vice-President: George M. Dallas (1845-1849)
Died: June 15, 1849
Age at Death: 53
Buried: State Capitol Grounds, Nashville, Tennessee
President at Time of Death: Zachary Taylor