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Charles Polk
Birth: Nov. 15, 1788
Sussex County
Delaware, USA
Death: Oct. 27, 1857
Kent County
Delaware, USA

Delaware Governor. He was a distant cousin of U.S. President James A. Polk and served twice as Governor of Delaware. He was a member of the Delaware State Representative (1814-19, 1824-27) and a member of the Delaware State Senate (1825-27). In 1827, he was elected as a Federalist the 20th Governor of Delaware, serving until 1830. After his term he was a member of the Delaware State Senate in 1835, when appointed again the 31st Governor of Delaware, serving (1836-37). After his second term as Governor, he was a member of the Delaware State Senate until 1839. His final public office was as Register of Wills for Dover Delaware (1843-48) and as Collector for the Port of Wilmington (1850-53). (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Mary Elizabeth Purnell Polk (1796 - 1865)*
  William Alexander Polk (1815 - 1899)*
  John P. Polk (1818 - 1881)*
  Caroline Polk Virden (1823 - 1895)*
  Annie M. Polk (1834 - 1893)*
  Charles George Polk (1835 - 1914)*
  Theodore Albert Polk (1842 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Presbyterian Cemetery
Kent County
Delaware, USA
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