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    J. M. SPENCER, a prominent young business man of Troy, Ohio, is secretary of the Hobart Electric Manufacturing Company, to which position lie was elected in August, 1908. He was born in Piqua, Ohio, in 1883, and is a son of Moses G. Spencer, deceased. Moses G. Spencer was born in County Donegal, Ireland, and about the year 1862 became a resident of Piqua, Miami County, Ohio. He engaged in the dry goods business for a time and later operated a grain elevator as a member of the firm of Spencer & Miller. His death occurred at Piqua in 1900.

    J. M. Spencer was reared in Piqua and received his preliminary education in the public schools. After graduating from the Piqua High School in 1901, he entered Wooster University, and in 1905 received the degree of Ph. B. from that institution. He then became identified with the Troy Umbrella and Canopy Company at Troy, and continued with that concern until he formed a connection with the Hobart Electric Manufacturing Company. He is also identified with several other Troy enterprises. In 1907 Mr. Spencer was united in marriage to Miss Caroline McCulloch, of Freeport, Pennsylvania. Religiously they are members of the Presbyterian Church. While in college Mr. Spencer became affiliated with the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He also is a member of the Troy Club.

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