Trusten W Polk
|United States Senator|
March 4, 1857 – January 10, 1862
|Preceded by||Henry S. Geyer|
|Succeeded by||John B. Henderson|
|12th Governor of Missouri|
January 5, 1857 – February 27, 1857
|Lieutenant||Hancock Lee Jackson|
|Preceded by||Sterling Price|
|Succeeded by||Hancock Lee Jackson|
|Born||May 29, 1811|
|Died||April 16, 1876 (aged 64)|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Skinner Polk|
|Profession||Politician, Lawyer, Judge|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Branch/service||Confederate States Army|
|Unit||Missouri State Guard|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
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 the Missouri State Guard under the command of Confederate General Sterling Price, and later served as a judge in the military courts of the Department of Mississippi in 1864 and 1865.
- "Trusten W Polk". Missouri State Archives. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
- United States Congress. "Trusten Polk (id: P000411)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-02-14
- "Trusten Polk". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-02-14.
- Trusten Polk at the National Governors Association