Pueblo County, Colorado

Contributed by Karen Mitchell.

Although Mr. Maxwell is comparatively a new man in Colorado, yet he has become prominently known as a lawyer at Pueblo. He was born in the city of New York April 21, 1841. He attended Union College, graduating there in 1863. After finishing school, he entered the Federal army, and served to the close of the late war, being Captain of a company in the Irish Brigade. He was also for a time on Gen. Miles' staff. After the war, he returned to New York and began the study of law. He graduated at the Albany Law School, at Albany, N. Y., in 1867, after which he was admitted to the bar and entered upon the practice of law. He was married, in Albany, in 1866. During the years 1872-73, he was Assistant Adjutant General of the New York National Guard. In 1875, Mr. Maxwell went to South Carolina where, during the political canvass of the following year, he stumped the State for Tilden and for Hampton. After the election, he was one of the counsel for Hampton in his celebrated contest with Chamberlain for the Governorship. In the spring of 1880, he came to Pueblo, Colo., where he at once entered upon the practice of his profession. He has rapidly established himself, and is doing a lucrative practice, the people having soon discovered in him a man of unusual ability and business acumen. Mr. Maxwell is at present associated with Mr. E. Brayton. History of the Arkansas Valley, Colorado O L Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1881 

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