|Birth Day:||November 25, 1874|
|Death Date:||Mar 3, 1955 (age 80)|
As per our current Database, Lewis Spence died on Mar 3, 1955 (age 80).
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He matriculated from Edinburgh University, where he developed a long-standing interest in Journalism.
Spence was born in 1874 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland. After graduating from Edinburgh University he pursued a career in journalism. He was an editor at The Scotsman 1899-1906, editor of The Edinburgh Magazine for a year, 1904–05, then an editor at The British Weekly, 1906-09.
Turning his interest closer to home, he investigated Scottish folklore. An ardent Scottish Nationalist, he unsuccessfully contested a parliamentary seat for Midlothian and Peebles Northern at a by-election in 1929. He also wrote poetry, collected in 1953.
Spence's 1940 book Occult Causes of the Present War ( ISBN 0766100510) is an early book in the field of Nazi occultism.
Spence died in Edinburgh in 1955 aged 80 and is buried in the north-west section of the 20th century northern extension to Dean Cemetery in western Edinburgh. His wife, Helen S. Bruce (d. 1942) lies with him.
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