Albert F. Polk

Albert Fawcett Polk ( born October 11, 1869 in Frederica, Delaware, † February 14, 1955 in Wilmington, Delaware ) was an American politician. Between 1917 and 1919 he represented the State of Delaware in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Albert Polk attended both private and public schools. Then he studied until 1889 at the Delaware College, now the University of Delaware. After a subsequent law degree in 1892 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began in Georgetown to work in his new profession. In 1899 he was a legal representative of the State Senate.

Polk was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1902 and 1908, and again from 1915 to 1916 he was chairman of the party in Sussex County. At the same time he was a member of the executive of the party at the state level. From 1905 to 1912 he was involved in the Education Committee of the city of Georgetown. He also was a member of a commission in Sussex County, the revised laws.

1916 Polk was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he entered on March 4, 1917 the succession of Republican Thomas W. Miller, whom he had defeated in the election. But since he already lost in the next election against Caleb R. Layton, Polk was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1919. After the end of his time in the House of Representatives, he again worked as a lawyer. In 1929 he was appointed Federal Commissioner for the State of Delaware. This office he held until 1951. Afterwards, he withdrew into retirement. Albert Polk died in 1955 in Wilmington, and was buried in Georgetown.