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Frederick Richard Maxwell

Frederick Richard Maxwell, American electrical engineer, university professor. Member Army Advisory Committee, 3d Army.; Served as Lieutenant (junior grade) (Naval aviator), United States Naval Reserve Force, 1917-1919; Member American Institute of Elctrical Engineering (vice president 1937-1939.

Background

  • Maxwell, Frederick Richard was born on June 15, 1889 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. Son of Frederick Richard and Lucy (Cockrane) Maxwell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Master of Engineering, University of Alabama, 1911, Mechanical Engineering, 1912, Electrical Engineer, 1923.

    Career

    • Engineer Tuscaloosa Railway and Utilities Company, 1912-1917, assistant general manager, 1919-1920. Associate professor electrical engineering, University of Alabama, 1920-1935, consultant engineer, 1922-1941, professor electrical engineering, 1935-1941, director of aeronautics, 1939-1941, professor and construction engineering for University of Alabama building program, from 1945. Licensed engineer, Alabama.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Army Advisory Committee, 3d Army. Served as Lieutenant (junior grade) (Naval aviator), United States Naval Reserve Force, 1917-1919. Member American Institute of Elctrical Engineering (vice president 1937-1939.

    Clubs: Country (Tuscaloosa).

    Connections

    • Married Kathleen Hobson Searcy, January 30, 1924. Children: Camille Searcy, Alfreda Tunstall.
    • father: Frederick Richard Maxwell
    • mother: Lucy (Cockrane) Maxwell
    • spouse: Kathleen Hobson Searcy
    • children: Camille Searcy Maxwell
    • Alfreda Tunstall Maxwell
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