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Kenneth Aldred Spencer

Kenneth Aldred Spencer, American mining engineer. Awarded citation for outstanding achievement by U. Kansas, 1943. Trustee Research Foundation, U. Kansas. Director National Coal Association; Board of Governors Midwest Research Institute. Member business advisory council Department Commerce.; Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Beta Theta Pi, Sigma Gamma Epsilon.

Background

  • Spencer, Kenneth Aldred was born on January 25, 1902 in Columbus, Kansas, United States. Son of Charles Favor and Clara (Hughes) Spencer.

  • Education

    • Educated Kansas State Normal, Culver Military Academy. Bachelor of Arts, University of Kansas, 1926.

    Career

    • Began as junior engineer, Pittsburg & Midway Coal Mining Company, Kansas City, Missoury, 1925, chief engineer, 1936-1938, general manager and chief engineer, 1938-1940, general manager and treasurer, 1940-1943, president, since 1943, operating strip coal mines, in Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Kentucky. President Spencer Chemical Company (formerly Military Chemical Works, Inc.), Kansas City, Missoury, 1941-1959, chairman and chief executive officer, since 1959. Director Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, International Harvester Company, Chicago, Missouri-Kansas-Texas R.R., St. Louis, Gustin-Bacon Manufacturing Company, Kansas City.

      First National Bank of Kansas Missouri, Armco Steel Corporation, The American Telephone & Tel.

    Politics

    Church should build bridges with political institutions through organizing ecumenical delegations to the party conferences.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    As someone joins the group of people seeking to follow the way of Jesus, it means to respond to God's challenge and begin to share his relationship with God as Father.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Christians with different approaches should be engaged with each other to discuss how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.

    Membership

    Member business advisory council Department Commerce. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Beta Theta Pi, Sigma Gamma Epsilon. Clubs: Kansas City Country, Kansas City, University River (Kansas City).

    Connections

    • Married Helen Elizabeth Foresman, January 6, 1927.
    • father: Charles Favor Spencer
    • mother: Clara (Hughes) Spencer
    • spouse: Helen Elizabeth Foresman
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    Born January 25, 1902
    Died February 20, 1960
    (aged 58)
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