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Maxine Boord Virtue, American lawyer. Bar: Kansas 1938, Michigan 1947. Recipient Merit award, Attorney General Frank J. Kelley, 1964, 1973.


Virtue, Maxine Boord was born on October 1, 1909 in Omaha. Daughter of Samuel Francis and Kathryn (Kerr) Boord.


Bachelor, Northwestern University, 1931. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1935.


Assistant regional attorney Farm Security Administration, Lincoln, Nebraska, Indianapolis, 1935—1938. Assistant attorney general Kansas, 1945—1946. Research associate University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1948—1950.

Director study basic structure children's services James Foster Foundation, 1950—1952. Lecturer law and social work University Michigan, 1953—1961, Smith College, 1964—1965. Associate firm Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, Detroit, 1954—1955.

Assistant attorney general, 1955—1957. Consumer Protection Division, 1960—1964. Head Division Mun. Affairs, Division Municipal Affairs, Social, Mental Problems, Attorney General' General’ s Office, Michigan, 1964—1973.

Member Virtue and Carpenter, Ann Arbor, 1973—1977. Counsel Harris, Lax, Gregg & Guenzel, since 1977.


  • Bar: Kansas 1938, Michigan 1947.



Trustee Michigan Interprofl. Commission Marriage, Divorce and Family, Inc., since 1979, Center Occupational and Personalized Education, Inc., 1975—1979, vice president, 1978—1979. Founder, trustee Washtenaw County Coordinating Council Children Risk, 1976—1980, since 1982.

Member Ypsilanti Mayor's Committee Taxation, 1979—1980. Special investigator State Michigan Grievance Commission, 1980, special counsel, since 1980. Trustee First Congressional Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1968—1969, United Way, Ypsilanti, 1969—1970.

Fellow: American Bar Foundation. Member: American Bar Association (director state committee 1953-1955, chairman family courts and family judges committee 1979-1982, member family law section, member antitrust law committee since 1960), State Bar Michigan (treasurer family law section 1974-1975, chairman 1976-1977, chairman family court committee 1965-1981, co-chairman since 1983, ex-officio member council since 1981).


Married John B. Virtue, June 29, 1935. Children: Veronica, Martha.

Samuel Francis Boord

Kathryn (Kerr) Boord

John B. Virtue

Veronica Virtue

Martha Virtue