Details for James K. Polk Record (Atlas Number 5113006835)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5113006835


Marker Number 6835
Atlas Number 5113006835
Marker Title James K. Polk Record
Index Entry Record, James K. Polk
City Dallas
County Dallas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 706065
UTM Northing 3628664
Subject Codes state official; law, lawyers
Marker Year 1986
Marker Location Pioneer Cemetery, north side of Dallas Convention Center on Ceremonial Drive
Marker Size grave marker
Marker Text (Oct. 29, 1834 - Jan. 16, 1872) Educated in Tennessee as a lawyer, J. K. P. Record became the District Attorney for Dallas in 1860. He left that office to serve in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, but returned here after the conflict. In 1866 he became a state Senator and served as a delegate to the Texas Constitutional Convention of 1866. He later practiced law in Dallas and was an active member of the Masons and the Odd Fellows organizations.