George C. Maxwell

George Clifford Maxwell ( born May 31, 1771 Sussex County, New Jersey, † March 16, 1816 in Flemington, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1811 and 1813, he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Maxwell was the father of Congressman John Maxwell ( 1804-1845 ). He attended Princeton College until 1792. After a subsequent law degree in 1797 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in Hunterdon County in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1810 Maxwell was the fourth seat from New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John A. Scudder on March 4, 1811. Until March 3, 1813, he was able to complete a term in Congress. In this time of the beginning of the British -American war fell. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives George Maxwell practiced as a lawyer again. He died on 16 March 1816 in Flemington.