William Lycurgus Spinks (born ca. 1885) was a Montgomery, Alabama Ku Klux Klan leader. On August 19, 1949 Spinks was ceremonially crowned and took the title of "Imperial Emperor" of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of America. In the past he also identified himself as Reverend Dr. Spinks a Baptist minister and sexologist.
Lycurgus Spinks ran for governor of Mississippi in 1947 receiving over four thousand votes. Previously he ran twice for state tax collector.
Spinks later relocated his Klan to Jackson, Mississippi in March 1950.
- "The Imperial Emperor of the KKK Meets the Press" The American Mercury November 1949
- Family of William Lycurgus Spinks