James K. Polk Ancestral Home

John Holtzapple led a tour of the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, Tennessee. It is the only surviving home -- save the White… read more

John Holtzapple led a tour of the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, Tennessee. It is the only surviving home -- save the White House -- in which the eleventh president lived. He stayed there with his parents from 1818, practicing law and begning his political career in the state legislature, until his marriage in 1824. Before serving as president, James K. Polk served as speaker of the United States House of Representatives and as the governor of Tennessee. He was president from 1845 to 1849, and died of cholera just three months after leaving the presidency. The James K. Polk Ancestral Home displays original items from his years in Tennessee and Washington, D.C., including furniture, paintings, and White House china. Mr. Holtzapple responded to questions from members of the Presidents & Patriots Historical Tours group being led by historian Richard Norton Smith and accompanied by a C-SPAN video journalist on a 10-day tour. close

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James K. Polk Ancestral Home

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Columbia, Tennessee, United States
First Aired:
Dec 18, 2011
Last Aired:
Apr 8, 2012

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  • Dec 18, 2011 | 7:59am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 18, 2011 | 7:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 18, 2011 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 24, 2011 | 3:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 25, 2011 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 07, 2012 | 9:25pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 08, 2012 | 1:24am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 08, 2012 | 2:25pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 07, 2012 | 9:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 08, 2012 | 1:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 08, 2012 | 2:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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