G. Lloyd Spencer

George Lloyd Spencer ( born March 27, 1893 in Sarcoxie, Jasper County, Missouri, † January 14, 1981 in Hope, Arkansas ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), who represented the state of Arkansas in the U.S. Senate.

Born in Missouri Lloyd Spencer and his family moved in 1902 after Okolona, Arkansas. He attended the public schools and the Peddie School in Hightstown ( NJ ) before he completed his education at Henderson College in Arkadelphia (Arkansas ). During the First World War, he served as a sailor in the U.S. Navy. Between 1931 and 1943 he was a member of the Navy Reserve, where he held the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Spencer, who had been living since 1921 in the town of Hope, where he was in the banking industry as well as in agriculture, was appointed without previous political experience by Governor Homer Martin Adkins for U.S. senator on 1 April 1941. In Washington, D.C.. he succeeded the retiring John E. Miller, and remained there until January 3, 1943 In the next election, he did not run; Instead, he volunteered for military service in the U.S. Navy.

After the war, Spencer also did not return to the political arena. He was director of the Arkansas - Louisiana Gas Company, headquartered in Shreveport ( Louisiana) and worked for the Southwest Arkansas Water District also in a leading position. He also served as Vice President of the Red River Valley Association for Arkansas as well as president of the First National Bank of Hope.