Jack Spiegel was born in Salem, Massachusetts on November 6, 1917 to Lena Ann [Swig] and Charles Spiegel. His mother was a housewife and his father was a shoe wholesaler. Jack was educated in the Salem public schools. He graduated from Amherst College in 1939. After college, he became active in business, coming to Maine and operating Quoddy Moccasins, which he sold in 1971. Since then, he has been active in various community and philanthropic activities. He donated 160 acres of land to the Bradley Mountain State Park, and 1100 acres in Raymond to Lands for Maine’s future.
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