President James Polk

Former President of the United States, Democratic

Polk, a Democratic, was President of the United States from 1845 to 1849.

He was previously the representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district (1837-1839; Democrat); the representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district (1835-1837; Jackson); the representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district (1833-1835; Jackson); the representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district (1831-1833; Jackson); the representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district (1829-1831; Jackson); the representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district (1827-1829; Jackson); and the representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district (1825-1827; Jackson).

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Voting Record

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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