|31st Governor of North Carolina|
January 1, 1849 – January 1, 1851
|Preceded by||William Alexander Graham|
|Succeeded by||David Settle Reid|
|Born||May 13, 1795|
Chatham County, North Carolina
|Died||May 1, 1871 (aged 75)|
Raleigh, North Carolina
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
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 last sitting governor of North Carolina to lose re-election until Pat McCrory in 2016.
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.
William Alexander Graham
| Governor of North Carolina
David Settle Reid
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