Cowper, Spencer, Dd
Cowper, Spencer, D.D.
an English clergyman, second son of lord-chancellor William Cowper, was born in London in 1713. He was educated at Exeter College, Oxford, and became rector of Fordwich, prebendary of Canterbury in 1742, and dean of Durham in 1746. He died March 25, 1774. He published some single Sermons and Discourses, and. a Dissertation on the Distinct Powers of Reason and Revelation (1773). See Allibone, Dict of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Chalmers, Genesis Biog. Dict. s.v.