Monroe Manoah Stanley was born May 16, 1864 in the Loris area. He was the son of Dorcas Ann Gore Stanley and John Collier Stanley. He married Penelope Butler and they were the parents of eight children.
Besides farming interests, he taught school and sometimes served as a part-time lawyer. He was interested in the political life of the community and first ran for public office in 1902. The Horry Herald stated, "M. M. Stanley announces this week as a candidate for the House of Representatives from this county. He is a gentleman of sterling good character and pleasant address and if elected, we believe he will fill the office with an eye single to the best interests of the county."
In 1905 the same paper stated that in 1905 M.M. Stanley was a speaker at a July 4 celebration in Loris attended by 1500 people. In 1906 men from Loris organized a Camp of Woodmen of the World and Stanley was elected one of its officers. In 1909 he was elected to the House of Representatives and served until 1914.
M.M. Stanley died December 25, 1934.
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