Biography of Spencer A. Sisson
Erie County, PA Biographies

Spencer Alec Sisson, son of A. Elverton Sisson and Lena L. (Spencer) Sisson, was born in Erie, Nov. 2, 1889. He completed his public school course with graduation from Erie High School in 1908, going thence to Princeton University, there receiving his Bachelor's degree with the class of 1912. Choosing the profession of law, he entered Harvard Law School, whence he was graduated LL. B. in the class of 1915. In the autumn following, Mr. Sisson was admitted to the bar of Erie County and on Feb. 14, 1916, was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He began practice with his eminent father and so continued until Dec. 6, 1917, renewing the affiliation in November, 1919, under the firm name of A. E. & S. A. Sisson, of Erie.

Mr. Sisson enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve Force, Dec. 6, 1917, and was released from active duty April 10, 1919, serving in the supply corps with the rank of ensign.

He is a Republican in politics and a member of St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church of Erie. He is a member of the American Legion, the Pennsylvania and the Erie County Bar associations, the University Club and the Kahkwa Club of Erie.

At Malletts Bay, Vt,, on Aug. 11, 1917, Mr. Sisson was married to Miss Marguerite Amy Nash, the daughter of George and Isabelle (Marshall) Nash. They have a daughter, Lois Marshall Sisson, born at Erie, Jan. 25, 1921, and a son George Spencer Sisson, born likewise at Erie, on Nov. 1, 1922.

History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
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