Charles Frederick Manderson, 1837-1911 [RG1211.AM]

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RG1211.AM:  Charles Frederick Manderson, 1837-1911



Papers:  1884-1902

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska:  Lawyer; U.S. Senator

Size:  0.25 cu.ft.; 1 box



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Charles Manderson moved to Canton, Ohio, in 1856 where he studied law.  He served in the Civil War and then returned to Canton to resume his law practice.  He moved to Omaha, Nebraska, in 1869 where he practiced law and served as the City Attorney for six years.  Manderson was a member of the state Constitutional Conventions in 1871 and 1875.  In 1883 the citizens of Nebraska elected Manderson to the U.S. Senate.  He was reelected in 1888 and served until 1895.  Manderson served as the vice president of the American Bar Association in 1899 and as president in 1900.  Charles F. Manderson died in Liverpool, England, on September 28, 1911.  He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of one box containing papers relating to Charles Manderson’s political and legal careers.  Materials date from 1884-1902 and include various speeches and testimonials, a letterpress book, and a copy of Manderson’s will.  Also included is some biographical information photocopied from the History of Stark County [Ohio].



See the Library for various speeches by Charles F. Manderson.  See also the Nebraska History index for various references to Charles F. Manderson.



INVENTORY



Box 1

Folder




  1. Letterpress book, 1895, Feb.-Oct. (outgoing correspondence)

  2. The Fitz-John Porter Case: Speech of Hon. Charles F. Manderson of Nebraska in the Senate of the United States, March 13, 1884

    Hon. Charles F. Manderson: The Press of Nebraska Expresses its Opinion as to the Advisability of Returning Him to the U.S. Senate, 1887-1888

    Address of Charles F. Manderson at the Dedication of the New Buildings of the Central High School of Philadelphia, Nov. 1902

    The President’s Address by Charles F. Manderson, President, Omaha, Nebraska, delivered at Saratoga, New York, August 1900, to the American Bar Association.

  3. The President’s Address by Charles F. Manderson, Vice-President, Omaha, Nebraska, delivered at Buffalo, New York, August 1899, to the American Bar Association

  4. Last Will and Testament of Charles F. Manderson, 1901

    Biographical information from History of Stark County [Ohio]



 



Subject headings:



American Bar Association

Lawyers — Nebraska

Manderson, Charles Frederick, 1837-1911

Politicians — Nebraska



 



Revised TMM         03-20-2017


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