Thomas Courtland Manning

Thomas Courtland Manning (HMPMP)

Location: Alexandria, LA 71301 Rapides Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 18.672', W 92° 26.667'

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On this site in 1906, the City Library known as the Manning Memorial Library was opened, named in honor o a 19th century resident who served his State and his Nation. Hundreds of his personal volumes were donated to this library, which ceased operation a year or so later.

Born in Edenton, North Carolina, he became an attorney by "reading-for-the-law", Albemarle Sentinel editor, educator at Edenton Academy and Master of the Equity Court, Chowan County.

In 1855, he moved his family to Alexandria. Their residence was eight blocks west, bounded by Second, Third, Madison, and St. Anne Streets, and faced Red River.

His major accomplishments in life were:
*Member of first Board of Supervisors for La. Seminary (LSU)
*Adjutant General of La. - C.S.A. - 1863-1864
*Assoc.-Justice of La. Supreme Court - C.S.A. - 1864-1865
*Chief Justice of La. Supreme Court - 1877-1880
*Assoc.-Justice of La. Supreme Court - 1882-1886
*U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary to Mexico - 1886-1887

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Thomas C. Manning died in New York City, having gone there to attend a Trustees Meeting of the Peabody Education Fund. He had been a member of this august body since 1880. Burial took place in Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans and in 1912, his wife, Mary Louise Blair, joined him. Of their seven children, four are buried in Rapides Parish at the McNutt Cemetery.

This epitaph on his monument best sums up his life -
"His unsullied private life
Gave tone to his public acts
His integrity of purpose
Inspired all with confidence
His public life shewed
That a man can fill office
And leave it without a stain

An Honest Man is the noblest work of God."
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 552863 N 3464224
Decimal Degrees31.31120000, -92.44445000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 18.672', W 92° 26.667'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 18' 40.32" N, 92° 26' 40.02" W
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Area Code(s)318
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001-1099 3rd St, Alexandria LA 71301, US
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