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Howard Maxwell papers

Identifier: POL-0034

Scope and Contents note

The collection includes the papers of Howard Maxwell related to his service in the Georgia House of Representatives. Materials include committee files, legislative materials, campaign materials, photographs, awards, and other records. There is a significant amount of material related to Maxwell’s service on House committees dealing with retirement, insurance, and industry regulation.


  • 1993-2018

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users.

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights held by the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

Howard Maxwell was born in Douglasville, Georgia, on January 23, 1949, and has lived in Dallas, Georgia, since 1958. After graduating from Dallas High School, he attended Georgia State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He served in the United States Army and completed a tour in Vietnam in 1969-1970, and began working for Allstate Insurance in 1977, opening the Howard Maxwell Agency in Cartersville in 1984. He has been actively involved with several community groups, including the Dallas Rotary Club and the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce.

After serving as chair of the Paulding County School Board for five years, in 2003 Maxwell was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives as a Republican representing District 17. He served in the body until his retirement at the end of 2018. While in the House, Maxwell served on a number of committees, and at various times served as chair of the Retirement Committee, the Information and Audits Committee, and the Insurance Committee.


3.24 Linear feet (7 boxes, 1 oversized folder, and 5 oversized items)




Papers of Howard Maxwell, former member of the Georgia House of Representatives, including committee files, legislative materials, campaign materials, photographs, awards, and other materials.

Arrangement note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Howard Maxwell deeded these materials to the University of West Georgia on March 20, 2018, and delivered them to the university on June 5, 2019.

Physical Description

The total physical extent of the Howard Maxwell papers is 3.24 linear feet, comprised of 7 boxes, 1 oversized folder, and 5 oversized items.
Howard Maxwell Papers POL-0034
Finding aid prepared by Processed by W. Michael Camp and Lalah Manly, 2019.
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Language of description note
English (Description is in English)

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States