College of Law Class of 1923




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Earl Maxwell Heavrin, LL.B.

Hawesville, Kentucky

ΑΣΦ; ΦΜΑ; Band (1, 2, 3); Glee Club (1, 3); Orchestra (1, 2); “Erminie” (3); Keys; Strollers; Class Football (1); University Male Quartette (3)

“East Maxwell” was here long before he was discovered, but since that day when the Strollers found in him characteristics of the super actor, he has shone as a star. A loyal friend, a true gentleman, a courtier of the highest type, a musician, and an actor – that’s Earl Maxwell.

-The Kentuckian, 1923

Earl Maxwell Heavrin (January 11, 1903 - May 2, 1971) was born in Owensboro, Kentucky to Cicero Maxwell Heavrin and Ada Cox. His brother, Cecil Hubert Heavrin, graduated from the College of Law in 1920. Heavrin practiced law with his brother and uncle in Hartford, Kentucky after receiving his LL.B.. He later worked as an agent with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation. He worked for several years in the investigative division of the United States Department of Agriculture. Heavrin served in the United States Naval Intelligence Service during World War II and the Korean War. He taught courses in naval intelligence. Heavrin married Martha Pate in 1925.