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Name:Nathaniel John Manson
Affiliation:Class of 1871
Biography & Genealogy:Nathaniel J. Manson, Class of 1871. Genealogy & Marriage: Born- October 4, 1851 at "Leewood" Campbell County, Virginia; Father- R.E. Manson of Bedford Co. Va.; Mother- Sophia Anne Smith of Norfolk, VA (Sophia was the sister of VMI's first Superintendent, Francis H. Smith); paternal grandfather- Nathaniel J. Manson; paternal grandmother- Sally Alexander; maternal grandmother- Ann Marsden; maternal grandfather- James Smith, of Norfolk, VA. His brother, Marsden, was a member of the VMI Class of 1870. Married- Eleanor Elizabeth O'Brien, daughter of Thomas O'Brien of San Francisco, on Nov. 28, 1905; Four children- Margaret Alexander, b. 1910; Robert Clayton (d. 1916); Francis Marsden, b. 1914; Calvert Whiting. VMI Record: Enrolled on September 5, 1868 and graduated on July 4, 1871, standing 17th in a class of 46. Post-VMI Education & Career: Received law degree from the University of Virginia; lawyer in San Francisco, CA; at time of death was Asst. City Attorney. Death: December 15, 1914, in San Francisco; survived by his widow and four children.
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