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Richard Shannon Manley

Richard Shannon Manley, American lawyer. Bar: Alabama 1958, United States Court Military Appeals 1963, United States Supreme Court 1963.


  • Manley, Richard Shannon was born on June 23, 1932 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Richard Sabine and Alice (Hughes) Manley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Alabama, 1953. Bachelor of Laws, University Alabama, 1958.


    • Private practice, Demopolis, Alabama, 1958. Partner Manley & Traeger. Member Alabama House Representatives, 1966—1983, chairman house judiciary committee.

      Speaker pro tempore; member Alabama State Senate, 1986—1990. Member board bar commissioners Alabama State Bar, since 1972, vice president, 1979—1980, 1983—1984. Board directors New Southland National Insurance Company.

      Past trustee Demopolis District Alabama-West Florida Conference Methodist Church. Past member & president Demopolis Board Education. Member Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development authority, since 1975, vice chairman, 1981—1988.

      Delegate Democratic National Convention, New York City, 1976. Colonel United States Marine Corps.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Alabama 1958, United States Court Military Appeals 1963, United States Supreme Court 1963.


    Member of American Association For Justice, American Bar Association, Farrah Law Society, Demopolis Chamber of Commerce (past president& board directors), United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (past director), Alabama Junior Chamber of Commerce (past president), Demopolis Junior Chamber of Commerce, National Society State Legislators, University Alabama National Alumni Association (past vice president), University Alabama Alumni Association (past president Marengo County), Commercial Law League America, American Judicature Society, Alabama State Bar Association, Rotary Club, Phi Delta Phi.


    • Married Lillian Grace Cardwell Manley, August 23, 1953 (divorced). Married Rosemary Rankin Moseley Manley, May 18, 1977. Children: Richard Shannon, Alyce Alyce 1 stepchild Brian K. Moseley.
    • father: Richard Sabine Manley
    • mother: Alice (Hughes) Manley
    • spouses: Lillian Grace Cardwell Manley
    • Rosemary Rankin Moseley Manley
    • children: Richard Shannon Manley
    • Alyce Alyce 1 stepchild Brian K. Moseley Manley
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