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  Spencer, Selden P.
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NameSelden P. Spencer
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St. Louis, Missouri , United States
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Born September 16, 1862
DiedMay 16, 1925 (62 years)
ContributorJoshua L.
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Jun 01, 2018 03:47pm
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InfoSPENCER, Selden Palmer, a Senator from Missouri; born in Erie, Pa., September 16, 1862; attended the public schools of Erie; graduated from Yale College in 1884 and from the Washington University Law School, St. Louis, Mo., in 1886; was admitted to the bar in 1886 and commenced practice in St. Louis; professor of medical jurisprudence in the Missouri Medical College at St. Louis in 1886; member, State house of representatives 1895-1896; judge of the circuit court of St. Louis 1897-1903; captain in the Missouri Home Guard and chairman of the draft board 1917-1918; elected on November 5, 1918, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William J. Stone; reelected in 1920 and served from November 6, 1918, until his death; chairman, Committee on Claims (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses), Committee on Indian Affairs (Sixty-seventh Congress), Committee on Privileges and Elections (Sixty-seventh through Sixty-ninth Congresses); died at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C., on May 16, 1925; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.


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  11/02/1920 MO US Senate Won 53.65% (+9.18%)
  08/03/1920 MO US Senate - R Primary Won 49.74% (+11.58%)
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  08/06/1918 MO US Senate - R Primary Won 63.67% (+27.35%)
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