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 Daniel Manning

Daniel Manning

Birth
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 24 Dec 1887 (aged 56)
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Burial Menands, Albany County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 3012 · View Source
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Journalist, Businessman, Presidential Secretary. From an early age, Manning was deeply involved in the newspaper industry. He began his career at the Albany Atlas, later the Argus, and he ascended to the editor of that paper in 1865. From 1881 to 1884, he served as Chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee. In 1882, he oversaw the landslide gubernatorial victory of Grover Cleveland, the mayor of Buffalo, over the Republican candidate, Charles J Folger, who was President Chester Arthur's Secretary of Treasury. When Cleveland won the presidency two years later, he rewarded Manning with the Treasury Secretary post. His term began in 1885. During his tenure, a debate raged concerning how to back the national currency. While eastern financiers strongly supported gold, westerners, farmers, and speculators wanted silver-backed currency in order to increase the money supply. Manning advocated a compromise of both gold and silver-backed currency. Manning also favored the reduction of protectionist tariffs, which were relatively high during the 1880's. On March 31, 1887, Manning, who was suffering from heart disease, resigned from office. He died later that year in Albany. His portrait can be found on a scarce 1886 currency known as the "diamondback".

Bio by: Thomas J Fraser


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  • Added: 3 Jun 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3012
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Manning (16 Aug 1831–24 Dec 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3012, citing Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .