I was born in North Carolina and served as a Lawyer, Politician, and Statesman all prior to becoming president.
I am the only president who has also been Speaker of the House of Representatives. During my presidency, I added Texas and California to the United States.
I put in place the National Election Day, and during my time in office postage stamps were created.
I died from cholera in 1849.
James K. Polk
11th President of the United States
March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1849
Vice President – George M. Dallas