SPENCER, George Lloyd, (1893 - 1981)

Senate Years of Service: 1941-1943
Party: Democrat

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

SPENCER, George Lloyd, a Senator from Arkansas; born in Sarcoxie, Jasper County, Mo., March 27, 1893; moved to Okolona, Ark., in 1902; attended the public schools, Peddie School at Hightstown, N.J., and Henderson College at Arkadelphia, Ark.; during the First World War served in the United States Navy as a seaman, second class, in 1918; lieutenant commander in the United States Naval Reserve 1931-1943; moved to Hope, Ark., in 1921 and engaged in banking and farming; appointed on April 1, 1941, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John E. Miller and served from April 1, 1941, to January 3, 1943; was not a candidate for nomination to the full term; during the Second World War served in the United States Navy in 1943; director, Arkansas-Louisiana Gas Co., Shreveport, La.; commissioner, Southwest Arkansas Water District; Arkansas executive vice president of Red River Valley Association; chairman of board and former president of First National Bank of Hope, Ark.; died in Hope, Ark., January 14, 1981; interment in Rosehill Gardens.