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Barbara E. Spence Edit Profile

Publishing company executive

Barbara E. Spence, American former publishing company executive.


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


Graduated from high school.


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.


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).


Married Kenneth M. Spence Junior, June 29, 1944. Children: Kenneth M. III, Christopher E., Hilary B.

Geoffrey Strange Earnshaw

Mary (Harrington) Earnshaw

Kenneth M. Spence Junior

Hilary B. Spence

Kenneth M. III Spence

Christopher E. Spence