Sarah Polk

Introduction

Sarah Polk (1803-1891) was an American first lady (1845–1849), wife of James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States. Compared to most other first ladies of the 19th century, she was deeply involved in her husband’s career and, through him, exerted considerable influence on public affairs and politics.

Article Details:

Sarah Polk

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    Sarah Polk

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/topics/first-ladies/sarah-polk

  • Access Date

    September 02, 2014

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks