John S. Spence
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John S. Spence
John Selby Spence
United States Senator
from Maryland

December 31, 1836 - October 24, 1840
Robert H. Goldsborough
John L. Kerr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 8th district

March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825
Thomas Bayly
Robert N. Martin

March 4, 1831 - March 3, 1833
Ephraim King Wilson
John T. Stoddert
Member of the Maryland Senate
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
Personal details
Born(1788-02-29)February 29, 1788
Snow Hill, Maryland
DiedOctober 24, 1840(1840-10-24) (aged 52)
Berlin, Maryland
Political partyWhig

John Selby Spence (February 29, 1788 – October 24, 1840) was an American politician.

Born near Snow Hill, Maryland, Spence attended the common schools and graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1809 and practiced in Worcester County, Maryland. Spence served as a member of both the Maryland House of Delegates and as a member of the Maryland State Senate. In 1822, Spence was elected to the Eighteenth Congress, and served from March 4, 1823 to March 3, 1825. He was again elected as an Anti-Jacksonian in 1830 to the Twenty-second Congress, and served from March 4, 1831 to March 3, 1833.

In 1836, Spence was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian (later Whig) to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert H. Goldsborough. He was reelected in 1837, and served from December 31, 1836 until his death near Berlin, Maryland, in 1840. He is interred in the Episcopal Churchyard.

See also


  • United States Congress. "John S. Spence (id: S000719)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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