Manuel S. Corley

Manuel Simeon Corley ( born February 10, 1823 Lexington County, South Carolina, † November 20, 1902 in Lexington, South Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1868 and 1869 he represented the state of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Manuel Corley attended after elementary school for four years, the Lexington Academy, before he took part in 1838 on business. In 1852, he opposed efforts in his home state to leave the Union. Then he was almost banished from South Carolina. In the years 1855 and 1856 he published the newspaper "South Carolina Temperance Standard".

During the Civil War he joined in 1863 in the Army of the Confederate States. Shortly before the war he became the beginning of April 1865 at Petersburg ( Virginia) in captivity. On June 5, 1865, he swore the oath of allegiance to the Union. He became a member of the Republican Party in 1867 and took part in a conference to revise the Constitution of South Carolina. After the re- admission of his state in Congress, he was in the third constituency of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he joined on 25 July 1868, its new mandate. But he only finished the runs until March 3, 1869 legislative session.

In 1869, Corley was the Ministry of Finance staff. A year later, he worked for the state of South Carolina. He was commissioned to prepare agricultural statistics. His last political office he held in 1874 as eunuchs in Lexington County. Manuel Corley died on November 20, 1902 in Lexington.