Charles Manly, Governor

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Charles Manly

Birthplace: Chatham, North Carolina
Death: Died in Greenville, South Carolina
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Basil Manly and Elizabeth Manly
Husband of Charity Hare Manly
Father of Major Basil C. Manly (CSA), Mayor
Brother of Matthias Evans Manly; Basil Manly, Sr.; Maurice Ford Manly; Louisa Sophia Manly and Julia Ann Manly

Occupation: Governor of NC of two years (Jan 1849-Dec 1850), Governor of North Carolina, President of the University of Alabama
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About Charles Manly, Governor

Charles Manly (May 13, 1795 – May 1, 1871) was the 31st Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1849 to 1851, and the last member of his party to hold the office. After one two-year term, Manly was defeated in the 1850 election by David S. Reid, whom Manly had defeated in 1848.

He was the brother of Matthias Evans Manly. He was also an ancestor of Alexander Manly, the African-American editor of the Wilmington Daily Record. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Governor of North Carolina in 1848 (Whig Party) Reputed father of Alexander Manly Tried to persuade legislature not to secede

Because he was pro-union, he was a liaison during reconstruction. Became chancellor of University of North Carolina. When he was starting his law career, went with Pres. Jefferson to help draft the Treaty of Ghent. His first law office is in Salisbury, and is a state monument

One of the founders of the daughters of the confederacy; president of the University of Alabama; cofounder of the Southern Baptist Church.

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Charles Manly, Governor's Timeline

May 13, 1795
Chatham, North Carolina
May 9, 1839
Age 43
- 1850
Age 52
United States
Age 75
Greenville, South Carolina