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Yale University, 38 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, CT 06520
Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Saint John's Figtree Anglican Church Cemetery Saint John Figtree, Saint Kitts And Nevis

Frederick Johnson Manning (1894 - December 15, 1966) was history professor at Yale.

He was born at East Braintree, MA. He graduated from Yale in 1916, and earned a doctorate in history from the same institution. He served as a lieutenant of field artillery in the First World War. In 1920 he married Helen Herron Taft (1891–1987), Dean of Bryn Mawr. His best man was Phelps Putnam. Putnam called Manning his “bleak friend, my rare unswerving company.” At the dean’s house at Bryn Mawr, a room was always available for Putnam. Manning’s daughters knew him as “Uncle Put,” the moody, dreamy man with whom their father routinely disappeared as soon as school holidays began. It's probably at the Mannings that Putnam met Katharine Hepburn, who later wrote Putnam was her first male lover. To be near his wife, Manning started teaching at Swarthmore in 1925. The Mannings had two daughters: Helen Taft Manning Hunter (1921–2013) and Caroline Manning Cunningham (1925-2020). Both daughters also pursued careers in teaching.

He died on Nevis Island, Saint Kitts And Nevis.


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