Manning Pattillo at 100 


Dr. Manning M. Pattillo

with Churchill granddaughter Celia Sandys

at Winston Churchill Society of Georgia reception

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art - 2008

Manning M. Pattillo, longtime member, board member, and benefactor turned 100 this month. His is a life of service to God, the community, and the preservation of history.


Manning was born in Charlottesville VA October 11,1919 to Rev Manning Mason Pattillo and Margaret Camblos Pattillo.

He graduated from Johns Hopkins University with highest honors in 1938, went on to get a degree in Data Control Language at the University of the South. He then got a PhD at the University of Chicago in 1949.

He holds numerous doctorates from prestigious universities including: LeMoyne College, St. John’s University, Oglethorpe, New Rochelle and Norbert College. 

He directed the Danforth Commission on Church Colleges and Universities 1962-1966

He served as president of Oglethorpe University from 1975-1988 and wrote a compelling history of that institution.

He has endowed scholarships at Oglethorpe and he is the author of at least four books and governmental reports.

He is a longtime member of the English Speaking Union, serving as president, and joined our society not long after its founding, serving on our board of directors.

Three cheers for Manning Pattillo!

A jolly good fellow if there ever was one!

© The Chartwell Group 2012