1875 - 1947
Charles N. Manning was born in Manchester, Kentucky on May 10, 1875. He was educated at the University of Kentucky and entered the employ of the Security Trust and Safety Vault Company in 1893 on a part-time basis. In 1898, Mr. Manning became the Secretary and Treasurer and during 1916 the President of the Security Trust Company. He continued to serve as President until May 3, 1945, when he became Chairman of the Board. During his banking career, he led Security Trust through the Great Depression and the Second World War. Mr. Manning also served as the Chairman of the Kentucky Joint Stock Land Bank. He was also a director of the Lexington Water Company.
During his lifetime, Mr. Manning gave generously to civic causes, serving on the Boards of Berea College, Frontier Nursing Service, Lexington Chapter of the American Red Cross, Lexington Public Library and the Lexington Cemetery. He died during 1947.