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Frank James Polk (1924 - 2006)

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Frank James Polk
1924 - 2006
Born
July 16, 1924
Death
July 19, 2006
Last Known Residence
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas 75223
Summary
Frank James Polk of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas was born on July 16, 1924, and died at age 82 years old on July 19, 2006. Frank Polk was buried at Dallas - Ft. Worth National Cemetery Section 13 Site 617 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, in Dallas.
Updated: June 22, 2016
Biography ID: 71079380

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Dallas, Dallas County, Texas 75223
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Dallas - Ft. Worth National Cemetery Section 13 Site 617 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, in Dallas, Texas 75211
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Frank Polk passed away at age 82 years old on July 19, 2006, and was buried at Dallas - Ft. Worth National Cemetery Section 13 Site 617 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, in Dallas. Frank James Polk of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas was born on July 16, 1924.

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Frank James Polk lived 11 years longer than the average Polk family member when he died at the age of 82.
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1924 - 2006 World Events

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In 1924, in the year that Frank James Polk was born, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1931, at the age of only 7 years old, Frank was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1946, at the age of 22 years old, Frank was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1964, Frank was 40 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1975, when he was 51 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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