HUGH GILLESPIE MAXWELL
1875 – 1955
Hugh Gillespie Maxwell was born June 7, 1987 in Wayne County, North Carolina.
In 1916, Mr. Maxwell founded the Goldsboro Milling Company in Goldsboro. He also was one of the early founders of the Bank of Wayne which is now Wachovia Bank in Goldsboro. For many years, Mr. Maxwell served on the bank board.
Mr. Maxwell realized the great potential of the poultry industry in eastern North Carolina and was a pioneer in financing both chicken and turkey producers. Mr. Maxwell’s interest in agriculture and especially the poultry industry and his desire to help people help themselves was a great contributing factor in making the poultry industry in eastern North Carolina a thriving and vital industry.
Goldsboro Milling was a family undertaking and remains so today. After Mr. Maxwell’s retirement, his sons and grandsons continued the operation. Because of Mr. Maxwell’s foresight and pioneering spirit, Goldsboro Milling is one of the largest turkey operations in the country. Mr. Maxwell’s influence continues today, not only in Goldsboro Milling, but all over eastern North Carolina.
It is with pleasure that the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Poultry Federation recognizes the contributions of Mr. Maxwell to North Carolina’s poultry by his induction into the North Carolina Poultry Hall of Fame.