Gov. Richard I Manning, Sr., US Congress

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Richard Irvine Manning

Birthplace: Sumter County, South Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral churchyard, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Laurence Manning and Susannah Manning
Husband of Elizabeth Peyre Manning
Father of John L. Manning, 65th Governor of South Carolina; Richard Irving Manning, II; Juliania Agusta Richardson; Anna Richardson Manning; Brown Manning and 4 others

Managed by: Seana Ellen Buzbee
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About Richard Irvine Manning

Richard Irvine Manning I (May 1, 1789 – May 1, 1836) was the 50th Governor of South Carolina from 1824 to 1826 and was later a Representative in the United States Congress.

Early life and career

Manning was born in the Sumter District and he received his education at the local private schools. In 1811, he graduated from South Carolina College where he was a member of the Clariosophic Society. He served as a captain in the South Carolina militia during the War of 1812. After the war, he engaged in planting on Hickory Hill Plantation in Clarendon County. It was there that his son and a future Governor of South Carolina, John Lawrence Manning, was born in 1816.

Political career

In 1820, Manning was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives and served for one term. He successfully sought election to the South Carolina Senate and two years later in 1824, the General Assembly elected him as Governor of South Carolina. During his two-year term as governor, Manning advocated the reform of the Negro Laws by pushing for an end of execution by burning and to have capital cases tried by jury at a courthouse.

Upon leaving office in 1826, Manning remained active in politics and participated in the Union Party in opposition to the Nullifier Party. He made an unsuccessful run for Congress in 1826 and was also unsuccessful in his bid for another term as governor in 1830. However, Manning won a special election in 1834 as a Jacksonian to fill the seat of the 8th congressional district caused by the death of James Blair. He was re-elected in 1834 to represent the 7th congressional district, but he died in Philadelphia on May 1, 1836 (his 47th birthday) prior to the completion of the term. Manning was interred at the Trinity Episcopal churchyard in Columbia.

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Gov. Richard I Manning, Sr., US Congress's Timeline

May 1, 1789
Sumter County, South Carolina, United States
January 29, 1816
Age 26
Clarendon County, South Carolina, USA
Age 27
Age 34
Age 37
May 1, 1836
Age 47
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 46