(*Portrait and bio taken with permission from Michael Sullís Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship, Volume I.)

Platt Rogers Spencer

(1800-1864)

Platt R. Spencer was a pioneer not only in the field of penmanship, but also that of American business education. A biography of "Father Spencer" is to be found earlier in this chapter. Throughout his life, he earned the respect of countless individuals who studied and practiced the Spencerian method of writing, as well as those who heard him speak on the dignity of human rights. In this subject he was most outspoken, crying aloud publicly for the abolition of slavery. The subject of his life is a story of personal conviction, inspiration and dedicated effort. Platt Rogers Spencer passed away on May 16, 1864 in Geneva, Ohio.

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