Historical records matching Charles Manly, Governor
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.