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SC Governors – John Lawrence Manning, 1852-1854

South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor John Lawrence Manning

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Biographical Overview

Portrait of John Lawrence Manning
John Lawrence Manning
From South Carolina Secedes
by John Amasa May and Joan Reynolds Faunt



  • Planter
  • Colonel, Confederate States Army

Major Events and Accomplishments, 1852–1854

  • 1854 – The Missouri Compromise repealed the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Other Government Positions

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

Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

  • Manning declined an offer by President James Buchanan to become US Minister to Russia
  • 1860 – Manning signed the Ordinance of Secession
  • 1865 – Manning was elected to the US Senate in 1865 but was denied his seat
  • Millford Plantation was built by Manning

Election Results

  • On December 9, 1852, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Manning for governor by secret ballot

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