Manning, Daniel

Manning, Daniel

Manning, Daniel, 1831-87, American journalist and political leader, b. Albany, N.Y. At the age of 11 he went to work for the Albany Atlas, which in 1856 was consolidated with the Argus; he became editor in 1865 and owner in 1873. In 1874 he became a member of the New York Democratic committee, serving as chairman from 1881 to 1884. Manning played an important part in electing Grover Cleveland governor in 1882 and in nominating him for President in 1884. He served (1885-87) as Secretary of the Treasury under Cleveland.
Manning is a family name.

Origin and Meaning

This is the name of a Galway family who were formerly chiefs of Sodhan, a district nearly co-extensive with thebarony of Tiaquin. Ó Mainnín, Kind of Sodhan, is mentioned in the Chronicon Scotorum as early as the year 1135, and the O Mainnins continued to form a distinct clan down to the time of James I. The chief resided at Menlough Castle, in the parish of Killascobe. In 1617, Hugh OMannin surrendered his estates to the king and received them back by letters patent. The whole property was confiscated after the Cromwellian wars, but a small portion of it was restored under the Act of Settlement in 1676. The name is still common in Galway and Roscommon, and has spread into other parts of Ireland.

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