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Jordan, LL.D., John W.  A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania and Its People.  Vol III.  New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914.  


Sessions Office Position District Party
1856 Representative Democrat
Counties Delaware


02/19/1805 - 02/19/1880

MANLEY, Charles Dehaven, a Representative from Delaware County; born, December 19, 1805 in Radnor Township, Delaware County, Pa.; studied law under Peter Hill Engle and E. Darlington; teacher, Chester, Pa. (4 years); clerk, Bank of Delaware County, Chester (2 years); junior partner, Eyre and Manley, merchants (4 years); lawyer (1848-1880); elected, school board, Media; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1856 term, not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1857 term; elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (1856); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1858); elected, council, Media (2 terms); elected, mayor, Media; died, December 19, 1880 in Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania; interred, Old Saint David Church Cemetery; Wayne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

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