Charles Manly

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Charles Manly
31st Governor of North Carolina
In office
January 1, 1849 – January 1, 1851
Preceded by William Alexander Graham
Succeeded by David Settle Reid
Personal details
Born May 13, 1795
Chatham County, North Carolina
Died May 1, 1871 (aged 75)
Political party Whig
Alma mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Profession Lawyer

Charles Manly (May 13, 1795 – May 1, 1871) was the 31st Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1849 to 1851, and the last member of his party to hold the office. After one two-year term, Manly was defeated in the 1850 election by David S. Reid, whom Manly had defeated in 1848.

He was the brother of Matthias Evans Manly. He was also an ancestor of Alexander Manly, the African-American editor of the Wilmington Daily Record. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Alexander Graham
Governor of North Carolina
1849-1851
Succeeded by
David Settle Reid