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Some Famous People with the surname of Maxwell

James Clerk MaxwellWiki James Clerk Maxwell (13 June 1831 ? 5 November 1879) was a Scottish theoretical physicist and mathematician.
James MaxwellWiki James Maxwell (23 March 1929?18 August 1995) was an actor, best known for his television appearances, usually in minor roles.
William Hamilton MaxwellWiki William Hamilton Maxwell (June 30, 1792 in Newry, County Down, Ireland - Dec.
Anna MaxwellWiki Anna Caroline Maxwell (March 14, 1851 - January 2, 1929), was a nurse who came to be known by the nickname "the American Florence Nightingale".
Gavin MaxwellWiki Gavin Maxwell FRSL, FIAL, FZS (Sc.
Neal A. MaxwellWiki Neal Ash Maxwell (July 6, 1926 ? July 21, 2004) was an apostle and a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1981 until his death.
Lois MaxwellWiki Lois Maxwell (14 February 1927 ? 29 September 2007) was a Canadian actress.
Vernon MaxwellWiki Vernon Maxwell (born September 12, 1965, in Gainesville, Florida) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA from 1988-2001, with his longest tenure being with the Houston Rockets.
Joseph MaxwellWiki Joseph "Joe" Maxwell VC, MC & Bar, DCM (10 February 1896 ? 6 July 1967) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of British and Commonwealth armed forces.
Francis Aylmer MaxwellWiki Brigadier General Francis Aylmer Maxwell VC, CSI, DSO & Bar (7 September 1871 - 21 September 1917) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross (VC), the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Augustus MaxwellWiki Augustus Emmett Maxwell (September 21, 1820?May 5, 1903) was a United States Representative from Florida as well as a senator in the Confederate Congress representing Florida.
Cedric MaxwellWiki Cedric Bryan Maxwell (born November 21 1955, in Kinston, North Carolina) is a retired American professional basketball player now in radio broadcasting.
Marcus MaxwellWiki Marcus James Maxwell (born July 8, 1983 in) is an American football wide receiver for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League.
Edwin MaxwellWiki Edwin Maxwell (9 February, 1886 in Dublin, Ireland ? 13 August, 1948) was an Irish character actor in Hollywood movies of the 1930s and 1940s, frequently cast as shady businessmen and shysters, though often ones with a dignified bearing.
Ronald F. MaxwellWiki Ronald F.
Fleur MaxwellWiki Fleur Maxwell (born August 5, 1988, Dudelange, Luxembourg) is a Luxembourgish figure skater.
David MaxwellWiki David Maxwell (b.
Jim MaxwellWiki James Maxwell (born August 8, 1981 in) is an American football linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League.
Paul MaxwellWiki Paul Maxwell (November 12, 1921 - December 19, 1991) was an actor working mostly in British television and films, where he was usually cast as an American.
Charles MaxwellWiki Charles Carlton Maxwell (28 December 1913 ? 7 August 1993) was an American character actor who worked primarily in television.
Samuel MaxwellWiki Samuel Maxwell (May 20, 1825 ? February 11, 1901) was a Populist politician in the U.
William Sutherland MaxwellWiki William Sutherland Maxwell (b.
John MaxwellWiki John Maxwell (12 July, 1905 ? 3 June, 1962) was a Scottish painter of landscapes and imaginative subjects.
Roberta MaxwellWiki Roberta Maxwell (born c.
William MaxwellWiki William Maxwell (1733 ? November 3, 1796) was an Ulster-born brigadier general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
Cecil MaxwellWiki Cecil Reginald Napp Maxwell (Paddington 21 May 1913 - Taunton, Somerset 25 September 1973) was an English cricketer.
Billy MaxwellWiki Billy Joe Maxwell (born July 23, 1929) is an American professional golfer.
Elsa MaxwellWiki Elsa Maxwell (May 24 1883, Keokuk, Iowa ? November 1 1963, New York City) was an American gossip columnist and author, songwriter, and professional hostess renowned for her parties for royalty and high society figures of her day.
Brad MaxwellWiki Brad Maxwell (born July 8, 1957 in Brandon, Manitoba) is a former professional ice hockey player renowned as a playmaking defenceman.
Jenny MaxwellWiki Jenny Maxwell (September 3 1941 ? June 10 1981) was an American film and television actress, probably best-remembered for her role in the 1961 Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii".
Don MaxwellWiki Don Maxwell (born 23 February 1971, Bridgetown, Barbados) is a Canadian cricketer.
Murray MaxwellWiki Captain Sir Murray Maxwell CB, FRS (10 September 1775 ? 26 June 1831) was a British Royal Navy officer who served with distinction in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, particularly during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
Andrew MaxwellWiki Andrew Maxwell (born 1974) is an Irish stand-up comedian.
Lisa MaxwellWiki Lisa Anne Maxwell is an Australian rock/pop/alternative artist from Benalla, North East Victoria, Australia.
Jacqui MaxwellWiki Jacqui Maxwell (born 1981) is an Australian actress.
Bert MaxwellWiki James Albert Maxwell (October 17, 1886 in Texarkana, Arkansas ? December 10, 1961 in Brady, Texas) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball in the early 20th century.
Mark MaxwellWiki Mark Maxwell is a British artist and designer.
Norm MaxwellWiki Norman Michael Clifford Maxwell (born 5 March 1976 in Rawene, New Zealand) is a New Zealand rugby union player.
Ally MaxwellWiki Alistair Espie "Ally" Maxwell (born 16 February, 1965 in Hamilton) is a Scottish football coach and former professional footballer.
Jules MaxwellWiki Jules Maxwell (born October 28, 1965 in Bangor, Northern Ireland) is a songwriter, and composer who is best known as composer for the 1998 Oscar nominated short Dance Lexie Dance.
Ian MaxwellWiki Ian Maxwell (born 2 May 1975 in Glasgow) is a Scottish footballer, currently playing for Scottish First Division side Partick Thistle.
Neville MaxwellWiki Neville Maxwell (b.
Vernon MaxwellWiki Vernon Leroy Maxwell (born October 25, 1961 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker in the National Football League for three different teams.
Col MaxwellWiki Colin Maxwell (1917 - 2001) was an Australian international rugby league footballer whose career ran from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Bryan MaxwellWiki Bryan Clifford Maxwell (born September 7, 1955 in North Bay, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 331 games in the National Hockey League and 124 games in the World Hockey Association.
George Ritchie MaxwellWiki George Ritchie Maxwell (January 11, 1857 ? November 17, 1902) was a Canadian Presbyterian minister and politician.
John MaxwellWiki General Sir John Grenfell Maxwell GCB, KCMG, CVO, DSO (1859 - 1929) was a British Army officer and colonial governor.
Andy MaxwellWiki Andy Maxwell is a former Irish rugby union player, previously of Ulster and Edinburgh Rugby.
George C. MaxwellWiki George Clifford Maxwell (May 31, 1771 ? March 16, 1816) was a U.
Leyton MaxwellWiki Leyton Jonathan Maxwell (born 3 October 1979 in St Asaph, Wales) is a Welsh footballer currently playing as a midfielder for ENTO Aberaman Athletic.
William MaxwellWiki William Maxwell (c.
Robert D. MaxwellWiki Robert D.
Justin MaxwellWiki Justin A.
John Patterson Bryan MaxwellWiki John Patterson Bryan Maxwell (September 3, 1804, Flemington, New Jersey - November 14, 1845, Belvidere, New Jersey) was an American Whig Party politician who represented New Jersey in the United States House of Representatives from 1837-1839 and 1841-1843.
Doug MaxwellWiki Douglas Dean "Doug" Maxwell (c.
John MaxwellWiki John Maxwell (died 1647) Archbishop of Tuam, son of John Maxwell of Cavens, Kirkcudbrightshire, was born in or before 1586.
Elaina MaxwellWiki Elaina Maureen Maxwell (born December 16, 1978) is an American Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, and professional kickboxer.
Hu MaxwellWiki Hu Maxwell (September 22, 1860, Saint George, West Virginia - 1927) was a local historian, novelist, editor, and author of several histories of West Virginia counties.
Vera MaxwellWiki Vera Huppe Maxwell (April 22, 1901, New York City ? January 15, 1995, Rinc?n, Puerto Rico) was a legendary sportswear and fashion designer until her retirement in 1985.
Jeremy MaxwellWiki Jeremy Maxwell Kramer (born April 30, 1975), known professionally as Jeremy Maxwell, is an American film/voice actor.
George MaxwellWiki George Arnot Maxwell (30 April 1859 ? 25 June 1935) was a barrister and Australian politician.
Lucien MaxwellWiki Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell (September 14, 1818 - July 25, 1875) was a rancher and entrepreneur who at one point owned more than.
George MaxwellWiki George Maxwell (1804 - 1880) was a professional collector of plants and insects in Southwest Australia.
Clarence L. MaxwellWiki Clarence L.
Angela MaxwellWiki Angela Yuka Maxwell (born July 28, 1992 in Arlington, Texas) is an American figure skater.
Robert A. MaxwellWiki Robert A.
Sherman MaxwellWiki Sherman Leander Maxwell (December 18, 1907 ? July 16, 2008) was an American sportscaster and chronicler of the Negro league baseball league.
Robert MaxwellWiki Robert Maxwell Joffe (January 31, 1908 ? February 3, 1971) was an American radio and television producer, screenwriter, and entertainment executive.
Duncan MaxwellWiki Brigadier Duncan Stuart Maxwell MC (8 January 1892 ? 21 December 1969) was an Australian soldier who served in the First and the Second World Wars.
Robin MaxwellWiki Robin Maxwell (born February 26, 1948) is an American historical novelist who specializes in the Tudor period.
Lindsay MaxwellWiki Lindsay Maxwell (born September 10, 1981) is an Canadian film and television actress.
Martha MaxwellWiki Martha Maxwell was a self-educated naturalist and artist born in Pennsylvania, 1831.
Chris MaxwellWiki Biography.
Gilbert MaxwellWiki Gilbert Maxwell (February 13, 1910-November 1979) was a poet, New York actor, and author.
Tommy MaxwellWiki Tommy Maxwell (born November 19, 1985) is an American ice hockey right winger that currently plays for the Manitoba Moose.
Atareta MaxwellWiki Atareta "Dina" Carol Maxwell, born Atareta Morrison (1956 - 16 January 2007) was a kapa haka leader.

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