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SPENCE, Brent, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Newport, Campbell County, Ky., December 24, 1874; attended public and private schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1895; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Newport, Ky.; member of the State senate 1904-1908; city solicitor of Newport, Ky., 1916-1924; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1963); chairman, Committee on Banking and Currency (Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth, Eighty-first, Eighty-second, and Eighty-fourth through Eighty-seventh Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; resided in Fort Thomas, Ky., until his death there on September 18, 1967; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Ky.


Hedlund, Richard. “Brent Spence and the Bretton Woods Legislation.” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 79 (Winter 1981): 40-56.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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