March 1930 Article about James Polk

March 2, 1930

Columbia, Tenn., March 1–(Spl) Members of the local Kiwanis Club yesterday heard an address on the life of James Knox Polk, Maury countian who rose to the presidency, delivered by County Judge W.C. Whitthorne, who has long been a close student of Polk’s life.

The speaker briefly traced the career of the President whose ancestral home here has just been restored as a national shrine, from the time of his birth in North Carolina through his boyhood here, and on into the office of chief executive of the nation.

Transcribed by Mary Bob McClain

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