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Platt Rogers Spencer

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Birthplace: Dutchess, New York, United States
Death: Died in Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Caleb Spencer and Jerusha Spencer
Husband of Persis Warren Spencer

Occupation: Calligrapher and penmanship teacher
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About Platt Rogers Spencer

Platt Rogers Spencer (also Platt R. Spencer) was born in East Fishkill, New York, on November 7, 1800, and died in Geneva, Ohio, on May 16, 1864. Spencer is credited as being the originator of Spencerian penmanship, a popular system of cursive handwriting.

Calligrapher and penmanship teacher, he designed the first copybooks for school use in 1848.

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Platt Rogers Spencer's Timeline

1800
November 7, 1800
Dutchess, New York, United States
1864
May 15, 1864
Age 63
Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
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Geneva, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States