James G. Polk
|James Gould Polk|
|Leaving White House, March 7, 1938.|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th district
March 4, 1931 – January 3, 1941
|Preceded by||Charles Cyrus Kearns|
|Succeeded by||Jacob E. Davis|
January 3, 1949 – April 28, 1959
|Preceded by||Edward Oscar McCowen|
|Succeeded by||Ward Miller|
October 6, 1896|
Highland County, Ohio
|Died||April 28, 1959
|Resting place||Highland Cemetery, Highland, Ohio|
|Alma mater||Ohio State University|
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A native of Highland County, Ohio, Polk grew up on a farm and graduated from high school in New Vienna, Ohio. He did not serve during World War I because of a physical disability, and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1919.
Polk worked as a school administrator in small towns in Ohio during the 1920s, and was first elected to office in 1930, as a U.S. Congressman from Ohio's 6th District. He won five elections in a row before stepping down in 1941.
After the war, Polk re-entered politics, and won back his old Congressional seat in the 1948 election. He remained in Congress until his death.
Polk's remains are buried in Highland Cemetery in Highland, Ohio.
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