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John MANNING, Jr.

(1830-1899)

MANNING, John, Jr., a Representative from North Carolina; born in Edenton, Chowan County, N.C., July 30, 1830; attended Edenton Academy, the Norfolk Military Academy, and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1850; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1853 and commenced practice in Pittsboro, Chatham County, N.C.; delegate to the constitutional convention in 1861; enlisted in the Chatham Rifles in 1861; was made first lieutenant, later becoming adjutant of the Fifteenth Regiment, North Carolina Volunteers, and served throughout the Civil War; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John T. Deweese and served from December 7, 1870, to March 3, 1871; was not a candidate for reelection in 1870; member of the State constitutional convention in 1875; member of the State house of representatives in 1881; commissioner to codify the laws of the State in 1881; professor of law in the University of North Carolina and member of the board of trustees of that institution 1881-1899; died in Chapel Hill, N.C., February 12, 1899; interment in Episcopal Churchyard, Pittsboro, N.C.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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