BIRTH DATE: June 1944.
RESIDENCE: Mount Pleasant.
OCCUPATION: Writer and author of "Navy Days: Memoirs of a Sailor."
FAMILY: Wife, Megan Mullins Spear; son, Edward J. Spear III; daughter, Lori E. Aguayo (Spear); and grandchildren Edward IV, "Teddy," 9; Alex, 6; Sydney, 3; Teresa "Reese" 1 month.
EDUCATION: I majored in business at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME: Creative, outspoken, funny, stable and handsome.
TALENTS/HOBBIES: Drummer, golfer, fisherman, writer and philosopher.
THE BIGGEST ISSUES FACING CHARLESTON COUNTY: Not enough programs for teenagers.
THINGS I DO IN MY SPARE TIME: Trade futures.
A CELEBRITY I HAVE MET: Actor Danny DeVito.
SOMETHING I HOPE TO CHANGE OR ACCOMPLISH: Write my life story.
SOMETHING IMPORTANT LIFE HAS TAUGHT ME: Humility.
ACCOMPLISHMENT OF WHICH I AM MOST PROUD: Being a benefactor to others.
THINGS I DO TO KEEP IN PHYSICAL SHAPE: Think about exercise.
PERSON I ADMIRE THE MOST: Ronald Reagan; there will never be another great leader.
HISTORICAL EVENT I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE WITNESSED: Tearing down the Berlin Wall.