Life Portrait of James K. Polk
In the eleventh in a series on American presidents, the life and career of James Polk was discussed. Mr. Seale talked about President Polk and the events of his presidency, including the acquisition of Oregon and Texas, his dark horse candidacy, and the Mexican War. Mr. Holtzapple provided a tour of Polk’s home and talked about some of the furnishings and about Polk’s personal life. Various rooms of the house and the exterior were shown throughout the program. A fifth grade student was interviewed about President Polk, in honor of whom her school was named. close
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John Holtzapple Director James K. Polk Ancestral Home
Brian Lamb Host C-SPAN
Thomas "Tom" Price Curator James K. Polk Ancestral Home
William Seale Historian
- Lindsay Williams Student Polk Elementary School
James K. Polk Biographical Vignette
A short summary was given of President James K. Polk’s accomplishments and life history.
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James K. Polk
Mr. Seigenthaler talked about his book, James K. Polk, published by Times Books. He described Polk as key to the U.S.…
President James K. Polk Home
Mr. Holtzapple spoke about the political career of James K. Polk, the 11th U.S. President.