George C. Maxwell

George Clifford Maxwell (March 16, 1768 – May 26, 1835) was a U.S. representative from New Jersey, father of John Patterson Bryan Maxwell. Maxwell's nephew George M. Robeson was United States Secretary of the Navy and also sat in Congress.[1]

George Clifford Maxwell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813
Succeeded byDistricts only
United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey
In office
PresidentThomas Jefferson
Preceded byFrederick Frelinghuysen
Succeeded byWilliam Sanford Pennington
Personal details
Born( 1768 -03-16)March 16, 1768
Sussex County, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedMay 26, 1835(1835-05-26) (aged 67)
Flemington, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
SpouseRachel Bryan Maxwell
EducationPrinceton University (BA)(1792)


Born in Sussex County, New Jersey, Maxwell graduated from Princeton College in 1792. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1797 and practiced in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. He was U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1801 to 1803.[2]

Maxwell was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Twelfth Congress (March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813). He resumed the practice of law in Flemington, New Jersey, where he died on March 16, 1816. He was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Raritan Township, New Jersey.


  • United States Congress. "George C. Maxwell (id: M000267)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by