1959 RN. Discovered 1959 Sept. 9 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana.

Named in memory of Edward H. Spicer (1906-1983), professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona, and a former president of the American Anthropological Association. His assistance was a major factor in the success of the negotiations with the Schuk Toak District Council and the Papago Tribal Council in 1955 to obtain permission for the site testing of Kitt Peak as a possible location for an astronomical observatory. (M 7944)

Name proposed by F. K. Edmondson.

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