Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Mannings in:
 • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery
 • Columbia
 • Richland County
 • South Carolina
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Richard Irvine Manning
Birth: May 1, 1789
Death: May 1, 1836

South Carolina Governor, US Congressman. He served as the 50th Governor of South Carolina from 1824 to 1826. Born near Sumter in the Sumter District, Manning graduated from South Carolina College at Columbia in 1811. During the War of 1812 he served as a Captain of Volunteers in the State Militia, after which he was active as a planter in Clarendon County. He was a member of the State House of Representatives (1820 to 1822) and the State Senate (1822 to 1824) prior to his election as Governor. The key event of his administration was the Legislature's commitment to a policy of nullification, which asserted that the state had the power to nullify federal law within its borders; Manning opposed this as an extremist view of states' rights. In addition he advocated reform of the "Negro Laws" applying to slaves, especially in capital cases. He was not nominated for a second term as Governor and would be defeated for a gubenatorial bid in 1830, but he remained active in politics as a powerful adversary of the Nullifier Party. In 1834 Manning was elected as a Jacksonian to the US House of Representatives to complete the term of the late James Blair; he was subsequently reelected to the Twenty-Fourth Congress, representing South Carolina's 7th District. He died in office, during a trip to Philadelphia, and was returned to Columbia for burial; there is a cenotaph in his memory at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC. He was the father of South Carolina Governor John Lawrence Manning. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning (1794 - 1873)*
  John Lawrence Manning (1816 - 1889)*
  Richard Irvine Manning (1817 - 1861)*
  Brown Manning (1824 - 1881)*
  Julianna Agusta Manning Richardson (1836 - 1910)*
*Calculated relationship
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery
Richland County
South Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Nov 07, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8066784
Richard Irvine Manning
Added by: Bobb Edwards
Richard Irvine Manning
Added by: Michael Dover
Richard Irvine Manning
Added by: Michael Dover
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Tracey Reid
 Added: May. 1, 2015

- R I P
 Added: May. 1, 2014

- R I P
 Added: May. 1, 2014
There are 20 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.1 after 15 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service