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Randolph, Loretta Corryne Bacon Lunderman Spencer
Birth Year : 1903
Death Year : 1975
Loretta Spencer (Randolph), an educator, was born in 1903 in Paducah, KY, the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Benjamin Bacon. She graduated with the highest honors from Lincoln High School, earned her A.B. from Kentucky State College [now Kentucky State University], and did her graduate work at Fisk and Indiana University. Spencer taught in the Paducah schools, and was principal of Robersontown High and Ballard County High. Some time around 1932, shortly after she was hired as principal at Ballard Co., the school building burnt down. Spencer campaigned to have a new building erected, which was completed with contributions from the Slater Fund and the Parent-Teachers Association. She was also principal at Maddoxtown School in Lexington; she was the Dean of Girls at Lincoln Institute in Shelby County; and was an instructor at St. Paul School of Religion in Lexington, KY in 1947. She served as the district president of the AME Sunday School Convention, 1920-1933. She was a member of Anti-Basileus Beta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority [photo at KHS]. Loretta Spencer was the wife of Charles J. Lunderman, Sr., and later married Benjamin F. Spencer. Her last husband was Dr. James E. Randolph, according to information received from Mrs. Juanita L. White, who also provided Spencer's correct birth and death dates. For more see L. C. Bacon Spencer in Who's Who in Colored America, 1933-37; and Mrs. Loretta Corryne (Bacon) Spencer in The Encyclopaedia of the African Methodist Episcopal Church compiled by Bishop R. R. Wright.
Subjects: Education and Educators, Women's Groups and Organizations, Grade Schools & High Schools in Kentucky
Geographic Region: Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky