Randolph Manning

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Randolph Manning (May 19, 1804 – August 31, 1864) was an American jurist.

Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, Manning studied law in New York. In 1832, he moved to Pontiac, Michigan Territory and practiced law. In 1837, Manning was elected to the Michigan State Senate. He was appointed Michigan Secretary of State in 1838 and served until 1840. Manning was a Democrat until 1854, when he became a Republican because of his opposition to slavery. Manning served as Chancellor of the Michigan Court of Chancery 1842-1846. He also served on the University of Michigan Board of Regents. In 1858, Manning was appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court serving until his death; he died in Pontiac, Michigan.[1][2]


  1. ^ Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
  2. ^ 'Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society,' New Jersey Historical Society: 1906, Biographical Sketch of Randolph Manning, pg. 103
Political offices
Preceded by
Kintzing Pritchette
Secretary of State of Michigan
Succeeded by
Thomas Rowland