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Barbara E. Spence

Barbara E. Spence, American former publishing company executive.

Background

  • Spence, Barbara E. was born on July 8, 1921 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Geoffrey Strange and Mary (Harrington) Earnshaw.

  • Education

    • Graduated from high school.

    Career

    • Movie, radio editor Parade Magazine, New York City, 1941-1945. With Merchandising Group, 1946-1947. Executive director Greenfield Hill Congressional Church, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1958-1974, director religious education, 1968-1974.

      Associate Ten Eyck-Emerich Antiques, 1974-1976. Personnel director William Morrow & Company, Incorporated, New York York City, 1976-1991. Retired, 1991.

    Membership

    Chairman public relations, board directors American Red Cross, 1951-1956, Family Service Society, Fairfield, 1956-1957, 61-63. Chairman public relations Citizens for Eisenhower, 1952, Fairfield Teens Players, 1968-1971. Board directors Fairfield Teens, Inc., 1965-1970, Planned Parenthood of Greater Bridgeport, 1969-1975, chairman public affairs, 1971-1972, chairman personnel, 1972-1973, chapter vice chairman, 1973-1975.

    President steering committee American Playwrights Festival Theatre, Inc., Fairfield, 1969-1970, vice president, board directors, since 1971. Board governors Unquowa School, Fairfield, 1963-1969. Board directors Fairfield University Playhouse, 1971-1973, Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Bridgeport, 1975-1976.

    Board missions Southport Congressional Church, 1998. Member Alumni Admissions Program (compensation survey committee), Fairfield Women's Exchange (board directors 1993).

    Connections

    • Married Kenneth M. Spence Junior, June 29, 1944. Children: Kenneth M. III, Christopher E., Hilary B.
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    • 1941 - 1945
      Movie
    • 1946 - 1947
      with Merchandising Group
    • 1958 - 1974
      executive, director Greenfield Hill Congressional Church
      Fairfield, New Jersey, United States
    • 1974 - 1976
      associate, Ten Eyck-Emerich Antiques
    • 1976 - 1991
      personnel director, William Morrow & Company
    • 1991
      retired