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Trusten Polk

Trusten Polk
United States Senator
from Missouri
In office
March 4, 1857 – January 10, 1862
Preceded by Henry S. Geyer
Succeeded by John B. Henderson
12th Governor of Missouri
In office
January 5, 1857 – February 27, 1857
Lieutenant Hancock Lee Jackson
Preceded by Sterling Price
Succeeded by Hancock Lee Jackson
Personal details
Born (1811-05-29)May 29, 1811
Bridgeville, Delaware
Died April 16, 1876(1876-04-16) (aged 64)
St. Louis, Missouri
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Skinner Polk
Profession Politician, Lawyer, Judge
Religion Episcopalian
Military service
Allegiance  Confederate States of America
Service/branch  Confederate States Army
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars American Civil War

Trusten Polk (May 29, 1811 – April 16, 1876) served as both the 12th Governor of Missouri in 1857 and U.S. Senator from 1857 to 1862.


Polk was born in Bridgeville, Delaware. A Democrat, he was elected Governor of Missouri in 1856 and served from January 5, 1857, until February 27 when he resigned to become a U.S. Senator. Hancock Lee Jackson succeeded him as governor until the election of Robert Marcellus Stewart.

Polk was expelled from the U.S. Senate January 10, 1862, for his support of the South in the American Civil War. He was appointed as a colonel in

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