Archie Bassford Maxwell ’46

Archie Bassford Maxwell ’46 died on October 10, 2006, in Biddeford, Maine.

Born there on December 22, 1924, he prepared for college at Thornton Academy and attended Bowdoin during the spring semester of the 1942-43 academic year, becoming a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. After attending the V- 12 Navy program at Bates College for three semesters during World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific as a radioman 3rd class until the war was over. He returned to the College in 1946 and graduated cum laude in 1948. He joined the First National Bank of Biddeford, serving as executive vice president and then as president for many years. He was also vice president of commercial mortgages and loan officer with the Biddeford branch of the Maine National Bank. He served as president of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and was a Maine member of the First Federal Reserve District’s Stockholders Advisory Committee. He also served as president of the Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce and was treasurer of the Webber Hospital board of directors in Biddeford. He was married in 1949 to Mary Thomas, who survives him, as do four daughters, Susan, Linda, Martha, and Laura; two brothers, Richard A. Maxwell ’48 of Laguna Beach, CA, and Bruce Maxwell; two sisters, Muriel and Barbara; and 11 grandchildren.