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His death is also listed as 29 Apr 1882, Cordoba, Mexico William Brainard Spencer was a judge in Louisiana Supreme Court. His daughters were college professors--Adeline Elam Spencer was a professor of Chemistry, Newcomb College, New Orleans, LA; Mary Cass Spencer was a professor of mathmatics, Newcomb College, NewOrleans, LA. Thomas Sambola Jones, who married Deborah, was a brother of Joe S. Jones who married Rowena Spencer, Deborah's first cousin and daughter of Samuel Walker Spencer SPENCER, William Brainerd, a Representative from Louisiana; born on "Home Plantation," in Catahoula Parish, La., February 5, 1835; received his early schooling under private tutors; was graduated from Centenary College, Jackson, La., in 1855 and from the law department of the University of Louisiana at New Orleans in 1857; was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Harrisonburg, La.; served in the Confederate Army, with the rank of captain, until 1863, when he was captured; remained a prisoner of war at Johnsons Island, Ohio, until the close of the Civil War; resumed the practice of law in Vidalia, La., in 1866; successfully contested as a Democrat the election of Frank Moreyto the Forty-fourth Congress and served from June 8, 1876, to January 8, 1877, when he resigned to accept a judicial appointment; appointed associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court January 9, 1877, which position he held until his resignation April 3, 1880; again resumed the practice of law in New Orleans, La.; died in Jalapa, Mexico, February 12, 1882; interment in Magnolia Cemetery, Baton Rouge, La. According to his grandson, Brainerd S. Montgomery, William Brainerd Spencer practiced law in the firm of Spencer & White( Edward Douglas White who later became Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. William Brainerd Spencer contracted TB (?)while a prisoner of war at the federal camp at Johnson's Island, OH during the Civil War.
- Dana Spencer
 Added: Feb. 26, 2008

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