Spencer, Matthew Lyle
- C. E. Lindgren
Spencer, Matthew Lyle (07 July 1881–10 February 1969), journalist and university president, was born in Batesville, Mississippi, the son of Flournoy Poindexter Spencer, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Alice Eleanor Manes. During his youth the family moved around Mississippi, because of his father’s duties as a circuit preacher. In 1893 the Spencers left the state for Georgia. For the next three years Spencer lived with his parents until family conflicts forced him to leave home....