James Hilton Manning
Born in Albany, New York. Son of Daniel Manning, Secretary of the Treasury 1885 to 1887. Married Emma J. Austin October 22, 1879. Served in National Guard of the State of New York in 1875.
Editor and manager of the Albany Argus 1873 to 1893. President Weed-Parsons Printing Co. in 1893 to 1913. With National Savings Bank in 1904. Elected Mayor of Albany 1890 to 1894. He served on the Assay Commission for five years 1909 through 1913.
Collection sold at auction by B. Max Mehl May 17, 1921. The collection included an 1804 dollar that realized $2500. An 1838 proof dollar brought $250. An 1852 $50 gold piece from the U.S. Assay Office brought four times face value at $200.
bio: NCAB 1; TCBDA; WWWA-1
profile: The Elder Monthly Aug 1906 (photo)Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies