Posts Tagged ‘james k polk’

“On the same day the U.S. Treasury announced Andrew Jackson’s image would be removed from the front of the $20 bill, Congress moved a step closer toward declaring [James K.] Polk‘s Tennessee home a national treasure. “A bill that passed the U.S. Senate contains a provision directing the Interior Secretary to study the feasibility of […]

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The first president to have his picture taken in the White House was Mecklenburg native James K. Polk. The photographer could have caught him on a better day. In his diary for February 14, 1849, Polk complained about having to deal with office-seekers all morning: “I have great contempt for such persons and dispose of […]

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