A new hydrothermal synthesis of manganite is described, and the magnetic and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) behavior of the product is reported. The magnetic susceptibility is nearly independent of temperature above 90°K and increases dramatically on cooling to 30°K. The EPR lineshape, linewidth, and g-factor at 296°K are Lorentzian (in the central region), 280 ± 10 G, and 1.997 ± 0.006, respectively. The EPR spectrum is interpreted in terms of nearly one-dimensional interactions between identical Mn moments. The results of this study support the view that all Mn ions are trivalent and that the magnetic interactions between these ions are nearly one dimensional.