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Trusten Polk
Birth: May 29, 1811
Death: Apr. 16, 1876

Civil War Confederate Army Officer, Missouri Governor, US Senator. A relative of President James K. Polk, he was active in politics, serving as city counselor, delegate to the state Constitutional Convention and presidential elector. He was inaugurated as Missouri's Governor on January 5, 1857, but resigned after being elected by the Missouri General Assembly as a Senator from Missour in the United States Senate in the same year. Joining the Confederate army, the newly elected Polk served the Confederacy as a Colonel and judge advocate general of the Department of the Trans-Mississippi. He was captured and imprisoned at Johnson's Island for several months before being exchanged. Polk followed Generals Sterling Price and Jo Shelby to Mexico after the war, but soon returned to St. Louis to continue practicing law. 
Family links: 
  Cornelia Bredell Polk Drake (1844 - 1895)*
  Elizabeth Polk McPheeters (1852 - 1934)*
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Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 55/56, Lot 1736
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 21, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 18506
Trusten Polk
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Trusten Polk
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Trusten Polk
Added by: Connie Nisinger
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- Blue Lady
 Added: Apr. 16, 2016
For services rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 16, 2016

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Apr. 16, 2014
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