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William Hawkins Polk
Birth: May 24, 1815
Death: Dec. 16, 1862
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

US Congressman. Born in Maury County, Tennessee, he was the brother of US President James Knox Polk. After attending University of North Carolina (1832-33), he graduated from the University of Tennessee, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1839 and commenced to practice law in Columbia, Tennessee. He was a member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives (1842-45), Ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples (1845-47) and served as a Major in the 3rd Regiment Dragoons, US Army, in the Mexican American War, (1847-48). In 1851, he was elected as an Independent Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress, serving until 1853. After his term, he resumed the practice of law and died of a sudden illness at age 47. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Polk (1772 - 1827)
  Jane Gracy Knox Polk (1776 - 1852)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Louise Corse Polk (1816 - 1851)*
  Lucy Eugenia Williams Polk (1826 - 1906)*
 
 Children:
  Hester Malinda Polk Qualls (1844 - 1914)*
  Tasker Polk (1861 - 1928)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Knox Polk (1795 - 1849)*
  Jane Maria Polk Walker (1798 - 1876)*
  Marshall Tate Polk (1805 - 1831)*
  Naomi Leetch Polk Harris (1806 - 1836)*
  Ophelia Clarissa Polk Hayes (1812 - 1854)*
  William Hawkins Polk (1815 - 1862)
  Samuel Washington Polk (1817 - 1839)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Columbia
Maury County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 06, 2006
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- Mary & Kent
 Added: Aug. 13, 2014
My 3rd Great Grandfather (brother to James Knox Polk, the 11th President of the United States)Father to my 2nd Great Grandmother Hester Malinda Polk Qualls.
- Diana Crowell
 Added: May. 14, 2014

- Georgia Girl
 Added: Mar. 10, 2014
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