Who is Spencer?

  • (noun): English philosopher and sociologist who applied the theory of natural selection to human societies (1820-1903).
    Synonyms: Herbert Spencer

Some articles on spencer:

Philip Spencer - Background
... Spencer was born in Canandaigua, New York ... at Union College – where he was a founder of Chi Psi Fraternity – Spencer ran away and signed on a whaler at Nantucket ... As Secretary of War, it was easy for Spencer's father to procure his son a midshipman's commission ...
Philip Spencer
... Philip Spencer (January 28, 1823 – December 1, 1842), a midshipman aboard the USS Somers, was hanged for mutiny without a lawful court-martial ... Spencer, Secretary of War in U.S ... administration, and the grandson of Ambrose Spencer, a New York politician and lawyer ...
Spencer - Other Uses
... Spencer (clothing), a type of short jacket Spencer repeating rifle, a U.S ... Spencer (sail) or Trysail, a small low sail used to maintain control of a sailing vessel in very high winds ... Spencer (TV series), a 1984–1985 American sitcom Spencer Carriage House and Stable, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Washington ...
Charles Spencer, 6th Earl Spencer - Background and Education
... Spencer was born in St ... James's, Westminster, the son of Frederick Spencer, 4th Earl Spencer, by his second wife Adelaide Seymour, daughter of Horace Beauchamp Seymour and ... John Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer, was his elder half-brother ...
The Spencer Davis Group
... The Spencer Davis Group are a mid-1960s British beat group from Birmingham, England, formed by Spencer Davis with Steve Winwood and his brother Muff Winwood ...

Famous quotes containing the word spencer:

    The essence of democracy is its assurance that every human being should so respect himself and should be so respected in his own personality that he should have opportunity equal to that of every other human being to “show what he was meant to become.”
    —Anna Garlin Spencer (1851–1931)

    No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy.
    —Herbert Spencer (1820–1903)

    No record ... can ... name the women of talent who were so submerged by child- bearing and its duties, and by “general housework,” that they had to leave their poems and stories all unwritten.
    —Anna Garlin Spencer (1851–1931)