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History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Orlando H. Manning

ORLANDO H. MANNING was born at Abington, Indiana, on the 18th of May, 1847. His parents removed to Iowa when he was but six years old, locating at Adel in Dallas County in 1853. He graduated at Western College, taught at Jefferson in 1865 and soon after began the study of law with Head & Russell. He was admitted to the bar in 1868 and took up his residence at Carroll where he was elected county treasurer. In 1870 he took charge of the Carroll Herald as editor and retained the position until elected to the Legislature as the Representative from the district composed of the counties of Carroll, Calhoun, Greene and Sac in the fall of 1875. He was reëlected in 1877, serving two terms, the last session as chairman of the committee on railroads. At the Republican State Convention of 1881 Mr. Manning was nominated for Lieutenant-Governor and elected on the ticket with Governor Sherman. He was reëlected in 1883 and served until October 12, 1885, when he resigned and removed to Council Bluffs where he resumed the practice of law. While making a speech in a Republican convention he used this expression: “Iowa, the State that has a schoolhouse on every hill and no saloon in the valley.” This remark caught the attention of the people and was used as the keynote to the campaign. It is hardly necessary to remark that this was before the party had abandoned prohibition. Mr. Manning removed from the State many years ago.