Did you know? Masonic Philately
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