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Celebrating the first African American Senator for Clarendon


In honor of Black History Month The Manning Times will be featuring notable African Americans with ties to the community.

Jared D .Warley was a man that wore many hats. Warley was an AME Minister and a farmer. He also served as election commissioner, magistrate, and trial justice.

After serving as the Chairman of the Clarendon County Republican Party in the 1800s, he was elected to the House of Representatives from 1870-1874. Most notably, he was the first African American Senator for Clarendon, serving from 1874 to 1877. Warley was also one of the incorporators of Clarendon Land Joint Stock and Loan Association. This statute stated that for the purpose of buying and holding real estate in Clarendon County and making loans secured by mortgages of real estate, hypothecation of bonds and stocks, and other choice in actions and personal property to its members and stockholders under the name Clarendon Land Joint Stock and Loan association of Clarendon County.  Although little more information could be found on the late Senator Warley, he will always be remembered through the barriers he faced in the politics of Clarendon County in the 1800s.