Spencer James (1908 - 1981)

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Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida

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1908 - In the year that Spencer James was born, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

1919 - At the age of only 11 years old, Spencer was alive when in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

1935 - He was 27 years old when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

1945 - At the age of 37 years old, Spencer was alive when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1981 - In the year of Spencer James's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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Spencer James passed away in September 1981 at age 73. There is no listed cause of death for Spencer. He was born on August 22, 1908. We have no information about Spencer's surviving family. We know that Spencer James had been residing in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida.

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