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Sir George Cathcart No. 617

James Knox Polk (1795 - 1849)


Eleventh President of U.S.A.






Term of Office :- March 4th. 1845 - March 4th. 1849

First Lady :- Sarah Childress

Vice President :- George M. Dallas




James Knox Polk was one of the more successful presidents. During his single presidential term he acquired large amounts of territory, faced down Great Britain, reduced the tariff, and established a new, independent treasury. Worn out from his efforts, Polk died less than a year after leaving the White House.




Brother James was a member of Lodge Columbia No. 21 Tennessee

And rose to the rank of Junior Warden.


Initiated: -  June            5th. 1820

Passed :-    August        7th. 1820

Raised :-    September  4th. 1820


He assisted at the Laying of the Cornerstone of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. May 1st. 1847.




Stamps Issued :-    U.S.A.      1938   S.G. 812

                           St. Vincent   1975   S.G. 452