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Maxwell Baxter

The History of Florida: Past & Present,
The Lewis Publishing Co., Vol. II, page 165, 1923 

BAXTER, MAXWELL is a graduate in law from the University of Florida, had two years of experience as an army and aviation officer, and since the war has been successfully engaged in practice at Fort Lauderdale and is one of the younger leaders in the affairs of Broward County. Mr. BAXTER was born at Blackshear, Pierce County, Georgia, in 1888. He attended the Georgia School of Technology, took literary and law work in Cumberland University at Lebanon, Tennessee, and finished his education in the University of Florida at Gainesville, where he was graduated L.L.B. in 1914. On his admission to the bar he began practice at Tampa. Mr. BAXTER was a Tampa attorney until the spring of 1917. After attending the second officers training camp at Fort Oglethorpe, he was commissioned second lieutenant of infantry, and subsequently was transferred to the air service. He was trained in the ground school at Ellington Field, Houston, Texas, and continued his work for several months after the armistice, being discharged as first lieutenant flyer. While at Ellington Field he served as judge advocate of the post. After almost two years in the service Mr. BAXTER in March, 1919, located for practice at Fort Lauderdale. He has handled a large volume of legal business covering many of the important interests of South Florida. Associated with him in practice is C. L. CHANCEY, under the firm name of Baxter & Chancey. Mr. BAXTER is a member of the Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. BAXTER married Miss FLOY AARON of Tennessee. The two sons of their marriage are: WILLIAM and MAXWELL, Jr.
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