James K. Polk (1795-1849)

James Knox Polk, 11th President of the United States (1845-1849)

Associated Houses

Polk Place


The White House

Washington D.C.

He was preceded in the Presidency by John Tyler and after serving one term in office for the Democrats he was succeeded in 1849 by Zachary Taylor. His Vice-President was George Mifflin Dallas. He and his wife died without children. 
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 21/11/2020 and last updated on 14/09/2023.