Edward V. Spofford (1895 - May 21, 1940) was an American commercial artist. Born in Wichita, Kansas, Spofford's family moved to Brooklyn, New York, in his youth. He attended Manual Training High School in Brooklyn. Spofford served in the U.S. National Guard in World War I and served overseas from May 10, 1918 through March 6, 1919 and served as the supply sergeant of Company 4, 106th Infantry. He was wounded in action on October 17, 1918. He mustered out on April 2, 1919. After the war, Spofford worked as a commercial artist and in advertising. He had a studio at 366 Madison Avenue in Manhattan. He died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage on May 21, 1940. He married Dorothy A. Hanan on June 9, 1921, with whom he had two daughters, Jane and Mary.