John Manning, Jr.

John Manning Jr. ( born July 30, 1830 in Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, † February 12, 1899 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina ) was an American politician. In the years 1870 and 1871 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Manning first attended the Edenton Academy and then the Norfolk Military Academy. This was followed up in 1850 to study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After studying law and his 1853 was admitted to the bar he began in Pittsboro to work in this profession. Politically, Manning joined the Democratic Party. In 1861 he was a member of a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of North Carolina, at the exit of the state was also decided from the Union. During the Civil War he was an officer in a volunteer unit from North Carolina, which belonged to the army of the Confederacy.

After the resignation of Rep. John T. Deweese Manning was at the due election for the fourth seat of North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on December 7, 1870. Since he did not run in the regular elections of 1870, he could only finish the current term in Congress until March 3, 1871. In 1875, Manning took a further meeting in part to revise the State Constitution. In 1881 he was elected to the House of Representatives from North Carolina. In the same year he was entrusted with the revision of state laws. He also taught at the University of North Carolina law. Between 1881 and 1899 he was also curator of this university. John Manning died on 12 February 1899 in Chapel Hill.