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Spencer,city (1990 pop. 11,066), seat of Clay co., NW Iowa, on the Little Sioux River; inc. 1880. The city lies in a fertile farm area. Beef is processed, and Spencer's manufactures include work clothes, machinery, prefabricated buildings, and metal products. A famous county fair is held every September.
1. Herbert. 1820--1903, English philosopher, who applied evolutionary theory to the study of society, favouring laissez-faire doctrines
2. Sir Stanley. 1891--1959, English painter, noted esp for his paintings of Christ in a contemporary English setting