John Manning Jr.
Other Relationships: State Representative, Professor of Law
Birthplace: Edenton, North Carolina
Relationship(s) to University: Administrator, Alumni, Professor, Trustee
Era(s): Civil War, Reconstruction
More info: http://ncpedia.org/biography/manning-john-jr
Latitude/Longitude: 36.057911, -76.607728
John Manning Jr. (1830-1899) was born in Edenton, North Carolina. Educated at Edenton Academy and UNC-Chapel Hill, John Manning Jr. worked as a lawyer until the outbreak of the Civil War where he was first lieutenant of the Chatham Rifles and a delegate to the Secession Convention. After the war, he resumed practicing law and state politics, served on the UNC Board of Trustees for 20 years and as professor of law until his death.