|Birth: ||Jun. 13, 1879|
|Death: ||Nov. 15, 1952|
Banker, golf course architect. He was President of the Ardmore National Bank in Ardmore, Oklahoma, when he designed his first golf course in 1913, Dornick Hills. He became known to golf architecture in an interview in 1935 in the "American Golfer." He designed courses with as little work as possible, always using the lay of the land. Some of the courses include: Augusta National Golf Course, Atlanta, Georgia; Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kansas; Colonial Golf Course in Fort Worth, Texas, and his first golf course, Dornick Hills in Ardmore, Oklahoma, where he and his wife and several family members are buried. In his later years, his son Press Maxwell helped him with his designs; he had a leg amputated because of cancer during the 1940's. He was a founding member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Two books about him are "Perry Maxwell's Praire Dunes" by Mal Elliott and "The Midwest Associate: The Life and Work of Perry Duke Maxwell" by Christopher Clouser.
Ray (Raymonde) Sophronia Woods Maxwell (1877 - 1919)
Marybelle Maxwell Deskins (1909 - 1978)*
Created by: Alice P.
Record added: Nov 15, 2008
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