Marvis Manning

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(February 23, 1917 – February 22, 1995)

Marvis Royce Manning, an Indiana fan, was a member of the Decker Dillies. He published Pluto with his cousin, Vincent Manning,[1] and attended Chicon, the 1940 Worldcon, for which he was on the national advisory board, and the Denvention the following year. He was married to Faye Manning.

Like all the Dillies, the Mannings had gafiated by the end of World War II. However, they turn up again on the membership rolls of Chicon II in 1952.

Marvis had been a pilot before World War II, and joined the Army Air Corps in 1942. Marvis was a pharmacist by trade; he attended Indiana University and the Indiana School of Pharmacy. Marvis and Vincent also had a farm together.


  1. Fan sources and contemporary newspaper articles refer to Marvis and Vincent as brothers. However, they were first cousins. Marvis' only sibling, according to Census records, his younger brother Ray Dale, died of an illness at 15.

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