Rufus King Polk

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Rufus King Polk

Birthdate: (36)
Birthplace: Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, United States
Death: 1902 (36)
Place of Burial: Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Brig. Gen. Lucius Eugene Polk, CSA and Sarah "Sally" Moore Polk
Husband of Isabella Polk
Father of Isabel Grier Foss

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About Rufus King Polk

Rufus King Polk (August 23, 1866 – March 5, 1902) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Rufus K. Polk was born in Columbia, Tennessee, the son of Confederate States Army Brigadier General Lucius E. Polk and great-nephew of Leonidas Polk. He attended Webb’s Academy in Culleoka, Tennessee, graduated from Lehigh University in South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 1887, and took a post-graduate course in mining engineering. He settled in Danville, Pennsylvania, and was employed as a chemist. He held supervisory positions with several steel companies and ultimately became engaged in the manufacture of structural iron. He served as first lieutenant of Company F, Twelfth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, in the Spanish-American War. He was a delegate to the 1900 Democratic National Convention.

Polk was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses and served until his death in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Danville, Pennsylvania.

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Rufus King Polk's Timeline

Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, United States
September 22, 1897
Age 31
Age 36
Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania, United States