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Tenn. Senate Passes Resolution to Move Fmr. President James Polk's Body

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Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 07:14 AM

The Tennessee Senate has passed a resolution that would allow the body of former President James K. Polk to be exhumed and moved to a fourth resting place.

Polk and his wife, Sarah, are currently buried on the grounds of the state Capitol.

The resolution would allow the bodies to be exhumed and moved about 50 miles south to Columbia to the grounds of the James K. Polk Home and Museum. It passed 20-6 on Monday.

The proposal has riled some folks in Tennessee, who think the move desecrates the body of the nation's 11th president. Others believe the move would more appropriately honor the president who played a central role in helping expand the U.S. across the continent.

The vote is the first of several steps that it would take to actually move the bodies.

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The Tennessee Senate has passed a resolution that would allow the body of former President James K. Polk to be exhumed and moved to a fourth resting place.Polk and his wife, Sarah, are currently buried on the grounds of the state Capitol.
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