James K. Polk Death
James passed away on June 15, 1849 at the age of 53 in Nashville, Tennessee.
When did James K. Polk die?June 15, 1849
How old was James K. Polk when died?53
Where did James K. Polk die? What was the location of death?Nashville, Tennessee
James K. Polk Birthday and Date of Death
James K. Polk was born on November 2, 1795 and died on June 15, 1849. James was 53 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: November 2, 1795
Date of Death: June 15, 1849
Age at Death: 53
Is James K. Polk's father, Samuel Polk, dead or alive?
Samuel Polk's information is not available now.
Is James K. Polk's mother, Jane Knox Polk, dead or alive?
Jane Knox Polk's information is not available now.
James K. Polk - Biography
James Knox Polk was the 11th President of the United States. Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He later lived in and represented Tennessee. A Democrat, Polk served as the 13th Speaker of the House of Representatives (1835-1839) and Governor of Tennessee (1839-1841). Polk was the surprise (dark horse) candidate for president in 1844, defeating Henry Clay of the rival Whig Party by promising to annex Texas. Polk was a leader of Jacksonian Democracy during the Second Party System. His nickname was "Young Hickory" because of his close association with "Old Hickory", Andrew Jackson.