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Clergyman

Robert Nelson Spencer, American clergyman. member Committee of 100 of Chamber Commerce, Kansas City.; Member Missouri State Council of Defense, 1941. Trustee Drury College; member The Order of the Flag. Frequent lecturer summer school, Protestant Episcopal Church.

Background

Spencer, Robert Nelson was born on February 18, 1877 in Tunnel, New York, United States. Son of Nelson and Hannah (Pratt) Spencer.

Education

Student Dickinson College, 1896-1899, Doctor of Divinity, 1931, graduate Kansas Theological School, 1904.

Career

Deacon, 1904, priest, 1905, Protestant Episcopal Church. Rector Church of the Covenant, Junction City, and special preacher Fort Riley, Kansas, 1904-1907. Rector St. John’s Church, Springfield, Missouri, 1907-1909, Grace and Holy Trinity Church, Kansas City, Missoury, 1909-1930.

Consecrated bishop of West Missouri, 1930. Chaplain St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, 1923-1930, now president. Deputy to General Convention seven times.

Lambeth Conference, England, 1920. President Province of the Southwest, Protestant Episcopal Church, 1935-1941. Acting bishop of Salina, Kansas, 1939-1941.

Deputy police commissioner, Kansas City, 1924-1925. Member Committee of 100 of Chamber Commerce, Kansas City.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Pere Marquette, a Pageant, 1936. Collaborator, Presiding Bishop’s Book, 1937. Delivered Centennial Sermon, Beta Theta Pi, 1939.The Seer’s House, 1940.

Membership

Member Committee of 100 of Chamber Commerce, Kansas City. Member Missouri State Council of Defense, 1941. Trustee Drury College.

Member The Order of the Flag. Frequent lecturer summer school, Protestant Episcopal Church. Clubs: University, City, Country, Kansas City.

Connections

Married Amy Frances Moffatt, September 15, 1904.

father:
Nelson Spencer

mother:
Hannah (Pratt) Spencer

spouse:
Amy Frances Moffatt