HUGH GORDON MAXWELL, III
Gordon Maxwell was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina, on September 8, 1938, and has remained a life-long resident of Goldsboro. He attended Campbell Junior College and received his two year degree, before going on to North Carolina State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Poultry Science, He married Charlotte Hodges and they are the parents of two daughters, Elizabeth and Millie, and the, proud grandparents of Millie, Graye and Ann Gordon,
Goldsboro Milling Company was founded in 1916 by Gordon’s grandfather, "Mr. Hugh," and has been a major part of his life since birth. Returning to the business after graduation from NC State, Gordon joined l1is cousin, Louis, and began to play a major role in the operation of the business upon the retirement of his father and Uncle John Maxwell.
Goldsboro Milling Company and its related companies have become one of the largest fully integrated turkey operations in the world employing over 3,500 associates. In partnership with Smithfield Foods, Goldsboro Milling produces over 500 million pounds of turkey products and over 350 million pounds of pork each year. In addition, the company is a major landowner and has extensive timber interests in North Carolina and Florida.
Serving as the President of Goldsboro Milling is only one of Gordon’s long-time endeavors. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Campbell university and of the local board of the BB$T bank. He is a former member of the Board of Smithfield Foods and has been involved in many civic positions and in various boards of his church.
Gordon Maxwell is well recognized n all that happens in Wayne County, and he has left an indelible mark on his community. His love for the outdoors, hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation and management is well known and appreciated by his peers.
In honor of his numerous contributions to his fellow man and to the growth of North Carolina’s Poultry Food Industry, the Officers and Directors of the North Carolina Poultry Federation are proud and pleased to induct Hugh Gordon Maxwell, III into the North Carolina Poultry Hall of Fame on this 2ed day of November, 2005.