Party affiliation: Republican
William Marvin Spencer, American transportation executive. Decorated Distinguished Service Cross Trustee Chicago Latin School Foundation, Illinois Children’s Home and Aid Society, Chicago Boys Clubs; chairman of Chicgo Plan Commission, 1951-1956; trustee Northwestern University, The Orchestral Association of Chicago, Lyric Opera of Chicago. Served as Lieutenant, 165th Infantry, American Expeditionary Force, 1918-1919.
Assistant to secretary Hammermill Paper Company, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1915-1921. President Erie Brass & Copper Company, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1921-1923. President and director Spencer, Kamerer & Company, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1924-1929.
Partner Jackson Brothers, Boesel & Company, brokers, Chicago, 1930-1934. President and director Burke Electric Company, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1934-1935. President and director Inland Car Lines, Inc., Chicago, 1934-1940.
Vice-president and director Perry, Spencer & Company, investment banking, Chicago, 1939-1940. Chairman of the Board of directors North American Car Corporation, Chicago, 1941-1959. Director Fundamental Investors, Inc., Thiokol Chemical Corporation, North America Car Corporation, La Salle National Bank, Chicago.
Born March 14, 1892