U.S. Presidents – James K. Polk

Full Name: James Knox Polk

Party: Democratic Party

Primarily known for: Jacksonian policy, The Mexican-American War

D.O.B.: November 2, 1795

Birth state: North Carolina

State upon election: Tennessee

Previous career: Governor of Tennessee

Office start date: March 4, 1845

Office end date: March 4, 1849

Reason term ended: Declined to seek re-election; had promised to be a one-term president

Succession number: 11

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