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Otis Allen Maxwell, American editor, publisher.


Maxwell, Otis Allen was born on November 24, 1915 in Waco, Texas, United States. Son of Otis Allen and Myra (Vesey) Maxwell.


Bachelor, Southern Methodist University, 1937. Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Southern Methodist University, 1937. Master of Arts, Southern Methodist University, 1940.


Assistant book editor, Dallas Morning News, 1937-1942, 48-58;book editor, Dallas Morning News, 1958-1981;assistant director, Southern Methodist U. Press, 1939-1942;director, Southern Methodist U. Press, 1946-1982;managing editor, Southwest Review, 1939-1942;editor, Southwest Review, 1946-1963;adjunct Professor of English,, Southern Methodist U., 1973-1982. Vice president Association American University Presses, 1955.



It is the person’s choice to be saved and one can fall from grace by not following God therefore losing salvation.


People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.


Some personalities are difficult to manage, especially if they are prone to despair. Do not give up on a search of the paths of God, and the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for will be received.


Member advisory fine arts committee Dallas Chamber of C., chairman, 1948-1950. Member executive committee Jon. E. Owens Memorial Foundation, since 1954, chairman, 1955-1957.

Served from ensign to lieutenant Commander Supply Corps, United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Texas Institute Letters (past vice president, councilor), Texas Folklore Society (past associate editor, past treasurer), Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Sigma.


Married Emma Vee Dunlap, August 31, 1940. Children: Otis Allen III, Mary Susanna, Rebecca Agnes.

Otis Allen Maxwell

Myra (Vesey) Maxwell

Emma Vee Dunlap

Otis Allen III Maxwell

Mary Susanna Maxwell

Rebecca Agnes Maxwell