Matthew Lyle Spencer, 1927-33
Born in Mississippi in 1882 Spencer had a successful newspaper career that took him from the Chief Editorial Writer of the Milwaukee Journal to the University of Washington as the head of the School of Journalism in 1919. He became President of the University in 1927 and served until 1933. Later Spencer founded the Syracuse University School of Journalism in 1934 and retired in 1951. He died February 10, 1969 in Clearwater, Florida.