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Jean Spencer papers


Jean Spencer papers
Spencer, Jean
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8.00 linear feet
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State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Jean Spencer (1933-1992), a University of Maryland graduate, was an expert in the area of state and local government. In 1966, Governor Tawes selected Spencer to work as staff director of the Commission for the Modernization of the Maryland Government. In 1967, she became the assistant director of the Governor's Task Force on Modern Management under Governor Spiro T. Agnew. Spencer was also the research staff director for the Maryland Consitutional Convention of 1967-1968. While working for Governor Agnew in 1968, Spencer made recommendations to Agnew in favor of reactivating the Commission on the Status of Women, originally formed by Governor Tawes in 1965. In 1969, Spencer followed Agnew to the White House when he was elected vice president for Richard Nixon. As Special Assistant to the Vice President for Research, Spencer was responsible for basic and program research in support of the vie president and his stff. After Agnew resigned in 1973, Spencer becasem more involved in Maryland's higher education. In 1990, she became the deputy chancellor for the University of Maryland System. Spencer's papers consist of correspondence, memos, clippings, reports, memorabilia, and photographs, primarily from her time with the Office of the Vice President and the Office of the Governor in Maryland.

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