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Former trustee Ellis Maxcy dies at 96
December 7, 1998
Ellis Maxcy, educator and businessman, died on November 30 in Hamden, Conn., aged 96..
Maxcy graduated from Northeastern University and earned his Ph.D. at Yale, where he taught for several years in the Department of Economics. While on the Yale faculty, he was one of the founders and then the first director of the New Haven YMCA Junior College, a night school for adult learners during the Depression, which later became the University of New Haven. He also began an education program for employees with Southern New England Telephone.
Maxcy was a member of the boards of many educational organizations. He was appointed to UConn's Board of Trustees by Gov. John Dempsey, and to the State Board of Education by Gov. Raymond Baldwin and Gov. Chester Bowles. Gov. Abraham Ribicoff appointed him to chair the Economic Planning and Development Committee for the state from 1960-1965.
Maxcy served on the boards of corporations such as United Aircraft and the Union Trust Company. He also was active in several charitable organizations.
Maxcy is survived by two daughters, a son and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 12, at 1 p.m., at the Church of the Redeemer in New Haven.