Biography of Spencer B. Black
North Central Ohio Biographies

Spencer B. Black. One of the representative and widely known young business men of Richland County is Spencer B. Black, who is vice president and treasurer of the Harry S. Black Company, of Mansfield. He was born in this city, Nov. 7, 1898, the son of Harry S. and Frances (Pearce) Black.

Harry S. Black is a native of Mansfield, and his wife was born at Ashland, Ohio. He is the founder and president of the Harry S. Black Company, and is also senior vice president of the Ohio Brass Company, president of the Franklin Finance Company, vice president and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Farmers Savings & Trust Company, and vice president of the Lumberman's Mutual Insurance Company. Mr. Black is a Republican, a member of the First Congregational Church, and belongs to the Masons and Elks. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Black: Eleanor, married George Draffon, lives at Mansfield; and Spencer B., the subject of this sketch.

The early education of Spencer B. Black was received in the public schools of Mansfield. He is a graduate of University School, Cleveland, and Amherst College. Upon his return to Mansfield Mr. Black became identified with the Ohio Brass Company as assistant treasurer, and in 1929 became vice president and treasurer of the Harry S. Black Company. He is also the proprietor of the Spencer Black Book Store in Mansfield, which was established by him in 1927. He is a director of the Ohio Brass Company.

In politics Mr. Black is identified with the Republican party. He holds membership in the First Congregational Church, and belongs to Psi Upsilon fraternity, Mansfield City Club, West Brook Country Club, and Chamber of Commerce.

On Oct. 10, 1930, he was married to Senora Anita Sarion Galiardo in Malaga, Spain.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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