MANNING, Vannoy Hartrog (Van), Congress, MS
MANNING, Vannoy Hartrog (Van), a Representative from Mississippi; born near Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., July 26, 1839; moved with his parents to Mississippi in 1841; attended Horn Lake Male Academy, De Soto County, Miss., and the University of Nashville, Tennessee; moved to Arkansas in 1860; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1861 and commenced practice in Hamburg, Ark.; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army as a captain and subsequently as colonel of the Third Arkansas Infantry and Second Arkansas Battalion; after the war resumed the practice of law in Holly Springs, Miss.; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Forty-eighth Congress but did not qualify, and on June 25, 1884, the seat was awarded to James R. Chalmers, who contested his election; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., in 1883; died in Branchville, Prince Georges County, Md., November 3, 1892; interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present