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SC Governors – Richard Irvine Manning I, 1824-1826

South Carolina SC History SC Governors Governor Richard Irvine Manning I

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Biographical Overview

  • Born: May 1, 1789 near Sumter, South Carolina
  • Died: May 1, 1836 in Philadelphia, PA
  • Buried: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral churchyard in Columbia, SC
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Political Party: Democratic-Republican
Portrait of Richard Irvine Manning I
Richard Irvine Manning I
Courtesy of South Caroliniana Library



  • Captain, South Carolina Militia
  • Planter

Major Events and Accomplishments, 1824–1826

  • December 1825 – The General Assembly adopted resolutions protesting the power of the federal government over the states

Other Government Positions

  • South Carolina House of Representatives, 1820-1822
  • South Carolina Senate, 1822-1824
  • US House of Representatives, 1834-1836

Other Accomplishments, Honors, Distinctions

  • 1830 – Manning unsuccessfully sought reelection to the governor's office
  • 1834 – Manning succeeded to membership in the US House of Representatives at the death of Representative James Blair and was elected to a full term later the same year
  • Gilman Plantation was Manning's home

Election Results

  • On December 3, 1824, the South Carolina General Assembly elected Manning for governor by secret ballot.

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