|John Hartzell Spence|
February 15, 1908|
Marion, Iowa, United States
|Died||May 9, 2001
Essex, Connecticut, U.S.
John Hartzell Spence (February 15, 1908 – May 9, 2001) was an American writer and founding editor of Yank, the Army Weekly, a weekly magazine published by the United States military during World War II. He is credited with coining the term "pinup".
After World War II, he retired to his farm "Gaston Hall" near Orange, Virginia. His book about his farming adventures there, "Happily Ever After" was published in 1949. Also in 1949, he became one of the original stockholders in WJMA Radio  in Orange, Virginia.
He wrote the memoir One Foot in Heaven which was made into a 1941 film. He also wrote the sequel, Get Thee Behind Me.
- Jon Thurber (September 8, 2010). "Hartzell Spence -- pioneer of pinups". Los Angeles Times.
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