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Life Portraits: James Polk

Columbia, Tennessee
Sunday, April 7, 2013

In this program from our 1999 "American Presidents: Life Portraits" series we focused on James Polk's life and career. Author and historian William 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. John Holtzapple, the director of the James K. Polk home, gave a tour of the house and talked about some of the furnishings as well as about Polk’s personal life. 

Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 4:05pm (ET)

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