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James Knox Polk
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U.S. President
    (November 2, 1795-June 15, 1849)
    11th U.S. President (1845-49)
    Representative from Tennessee (1825-39)
    Governor of Tennessee (1839-41)
    He was the first president to die while his mother was still alive (1849).
    He refused to run for re-election.
    He was President during the Mexican War (1846).
    He did not receive any of the first seven nominations at the Democratic Convention, in the eighth vote he was suggested as a compromise candidate, and in the ninth vote he was selected unanimously.
    He was the first speaker of the house to become President.
    He hated being president and felt he would be happier as a sovereign rather than a servant of the people.
    He wrote: 'I am so heartily rejoiced that my term is so near its close' (February 19, 1849).
    Iowa became the 29th state during his administration (1846) and Oregon became a territory (1848).
    He was the first president to be photographed.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 348 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 17 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 19 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 32 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 66 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 20 Votes: 55.00% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 62 Votes: 51.61% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 55 Votes: 47.27% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 60 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 116 Votes: 33.62% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 283 Votes: 43.11% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 323 Votes: 47.99% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 259 Votes: 45.56% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 383 Votes: 42.56% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 753 Votes: 47.81% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2038 Votes: 41.41% Annoying
 
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