John B. Manning

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
John B. Manning
Portrait of John B. Manning
Mayor of Buffalo
In office
January 1883 – 1884
Preceded by Harmon S. Cutting
Succeeded by Jonathan Scoville
Personal details
Born July 13, 1833
Albany, New York
Died April 28, 1908(1908-04-28) (aged 74)
Brooklyn, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) married twice; Elizabeth House, Marie Schrewnk
Children seven children

John Baker Manning (1833–1908) was Mayor of the City of Buffalo, New York, serving during January 1883 – 1884, in the aftermath of the resignation of Grover Cleveland. He was born July 13, 1833, in Albany, New York. When a child, he served as a page in the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate. He married Elizabeth House on January 14, 1856; after her death in 1894, in 1897 he married Marie Schrewnk. In 1860–1862, he was the Albany correspondent for the Brooklyn Eagle. Several years later, he moved to Buffalo and established his commission and malting businesses there.[2]

Manning was elected mayor in a special election held on January 9, 1883, as the Democratic candidate. He continued the string of vetoes begun by Mayor Grover Cleveland; they saved the city a great financial loss. Manning retired from politics after losing his campaign for re-election.[2]

He continued to grow and expand the malting business and built several grain elevators in the 1890s, each with a large storage capacity. On May 30, 1902, the largest fire Black Rock had ever seen consumed Manning's Frontier Canada plant. He died on April 28, 1908 at Brooklyn, New York and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery.[2]


  1. ^ Rizzo, Michael (2005). Through The Mayors' Eyes. Lulu. p. 424. ISBN 978-1-4116-3757-3. 
  2. ^ a b c "John B. Manning". Through The Mayor's Eyes, The Only Complete History of the Mayor's of Buffalo, New York, Compiled by Michael Rizzo. The Buffalonian is produced by The Peoples History Union. 2009-05-27. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Harmon S. Cutting
Mayor of Buffalo, NY
Succeeded by
Jonathan Scoville