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Kenneth Aldred Spencer

mining engineer

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.

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.

Politics

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

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