James K. Polk


What member of Polk’s cabinet later became president in his own right?

Polk’s secretary of state, James Buchanan, later became the fifteenth president of the United States. Polk and Buchanan frequently clashed during their time together. Polk often acted as his own secretary of state to achieve his objectives.


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