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Barbara E. Spence

publishing company executive

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.