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President James Polk

Former President of the United States

Polk was President of the United States and was a Democratic. He served from 1845 to 1849.

He was previously the representative for Tennessee’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 1837 to 1839; the representative for Tennessee’s 9th congressional district as a Jackson from 1835 to 1837; the representative for Tennessee’s 9th congressional district as a Jackson from 1833 to 1835; the representative for Tennessee’s 6th congressional district as a Jackson from 1831 to 1833; the representative for Tennessee’s 6th congressional district as a Jackson from 1829 to 1831; the representative for Tennessee’s 6th congressional district as a Jackson from 1827 to 1829; and the representative for Tennessee’s 6th congressional district as a Jackson from 1825 to 1827.

Photo of President James Polk [D, 1845-1849]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1826 to Mar 1839, Polk missed 924 of 2,340 roll call votes, which is 39.5%. This is much worse than the median of 23.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 1839. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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