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James Gould Polk
Birth: Oct. 6, 1896
Death: Apr. 28, 1959

US Congressman. Born on a farm in Penn Township, Ohio, he was attending the Agricultural College of Ohio State University, when inducted into the military service for World War I, but was discharged due to a physical disability. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1919, was principal of New Vienna High School (1919-20), superintendent of schools for New Vienna, Ohio, (1920-22) and principal of Hillsboro High School, (1923-28). In 1931, he was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress and to the next four succeeding Congresses, serving until 1941. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was special assistant in the Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., (1942-46). In 1949, he was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress and to the next five succeeding Congresses and served until his death at age 62 in Washington, D.C. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Alexander Polk (1842 - 1922)
  Amy Isyphena Ockerman Polk (1859 - 1928)
 
 Children:
  William A Polk (1926 - 1988)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joshua Whittington Polk (1877 - 1879)**
  Fannie Larkin Polk (1878 - 1966)**
  Robert Thompson Polk (1882 - 1963)**
  Ernest Polk (1884 - 1888)**
  James Gould Polk (1896 - 1959)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Highland Cemetery
Highland
Highland County
Ohio, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 13, 2002
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James Gould Polk
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