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MANNING, Daniel, secretary of the treasury, born in Albany, New York, 16 May, 1831; died there, 24 December, 1887. He was educated in the public schools until his twelfth year, when he entered the office of the Albany "Argus," rose through the various grades to manager, and in 1873 became president of the company. He had also become director in several savings and city banks, was vice-president in 1881, and president the next year, of the National commercial bank of Albany, and was interested in the Susquehanna and Albany railroad. He became active in politics about 1872, was a member of the New York state Democratic conventions from 1874 till 1884, and of the Democratic state committee from the former date till 1885, being its secretary in 1879-'80, and chairman in 1881-'4. He was a delegate to the National Democratic conventions of 1876, 1880, and 1884, serving as chairman of that body in 1880, and of the New York delegation to the convention of 1884. He was appointed secretary of the treasury by President Cleveland in March, 1885, and resigned in April, 1887. In October of the latter year he became president of the Bank of New York.
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