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James K. Polk
James K. Polk
Portrait of James K. Polk, circa mid-1840s

Full Name

James Knox Polk

Born

November 2, 1795, Pineville, North Carolina, American Republic

Died

June 15, 1849

President of the Kaintuck Congress

1839-1845

Kaintuck Senator

1827-1849

Party

Crown Party

Spouse

Sarah Childress

Parents

Samuel Polk, Jane Knox

James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795- June 15, 1849) was a Kaintuck politician, and leader of the Kaintuck Crown Party. A long term Senator in the Kaintuck Congress, Polk was the unofficial leader of the country's Crown Party for most of the 1830s and 1840s. He ran for Lord Prime Minister twice, and was defeated both times.