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Sarah Childress Polk

a biography of the remarkable first lady

by John R. Bumgarner

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Published by McFarland in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Polk, Sarah Childress, 1803-1891.,
    • Presidents" spouses -- United States -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-170) and index.

      Statementby John Reed Bumgarner ; with a foreword by Judy Cheatham and George Cheatham.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE417.1 .B86 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination176 p. ;
      Number of Pages176
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL664130M
      ISBN 100786403667
      LC Control Number97009684

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      Presidential First Lady. She was born Sarah Childress on a plantation near Murfreesboro, Tennessee the daughter of a prosperous planter and merchant. As was usual with daughters of the wealthy during this time, her education was entrusted to a series of finishing schools. She was Burial: Tennessee State Capitol Building and Grounds, .   Sarah Childress Polk, the wife of James K. Polk, the 11th American president (), wrote no memoir and kept no diary. Nor did she compose brilliant, quotable letters.


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In a book dedicated to Sarah Childress Polk, there is relatively little information about her in it. In the book she is almost completely defined through her husband. Because the author is a medical doctor, he spends a considerable amount of time speculating about /5(5).

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Mrs. Polk was praised for her astute views on matters of state by both Polk’s supporters and his opponents. First Lady Biography: Sarah Polk. SARAH WHITSETT CHILDRESS POLK.

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Sarah Childress Polk, known for her powerful social skills that helped her husband, James Polk, on the campaign trail. Every man or woman had not accepted her ability to invite attention, although later on it would be more than her voice and devotion to her husband, questioned by the socialites.

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