Albert Spear was born in Madison, Maine in 1852. He graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine in 1875. Spear then studied law and was admitted to the Maine bar in 1878. Spear went on to practice law and served as a city solicitor, mayor and state senator. From 1893 to 1894 he served as President of the Maine State Senate. In 1902 he was appointed to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and he retired in 1923 but continued to hear cases as an active retired justice. Spear died in 1929 in Augusta, Maine.
^In Memoriam Albert M. Spear, 128 ME 551; E.C. Bowley, Album of Attorneys of Maine, Bethel, Maine, News Publishing Company, Copyright 1902, pg. 17; Brief Biography of Maine pg. 242; James H. Mundy, Presidents of the Maine State Senate from 1820, Secretary of the Senate of Maine, 1979.