John Lawrence Manning

35th Governor of the State of South Carolina 1852 to 1854

Date Born: January 29, 1816

Date Died: October 1889

Place Born: Hickory Hill Plantation, Clarendon County, SC

Place Buried: Trinity Episcopal Churchyard, Columbia, SC

Residence: Sumter District, SC

Occupation: Planter, Colonel in Confederate Army


Princeton University
South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) - graduated 1836

South Carolina House of Representatives, 1842-1846
South Carolina Senate, 1846-1852

Manning declined an offer by President James Buchanan to become US Minister to Russia
1860 – Manning signed the Ordinance of Secession - the first official act of the Civil War.
1865 – Manning was elected to the US Senate in 1865 but was denied his seat
Milford Plantation (Sumter County) was built by Manning


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