David O. Maxwell

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David O. Maxwell "retired as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Fannie Mae on January 31, 1991. He joined Fannie Mae in February 1981 and was elected chairman and chief executive officer in May 1981. From 1970 to 1973, he served as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and from 1967 to 1970, he was Insurance Commissioner, then Secretary of Administration and Budget Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

"In 1987-1988, Mr. Maxwell served as Vice Chairman of the National Housing Task Force. Several of the Task Force's key recommendations for changes in federal housing policy have subsequently been enacted into law.

"A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, Mr. Maxwell practiced law in Philadelphia from 1959 to 1967. He was a candidate for the U.S. Congress in 1960 and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959.

"Mr. Maxwell is a member of the Boards of Directors of Corporate Partners, L.P.; Financial Security Assurance Holdings Ltd. (FSA); Hechinger Company; Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO); and SunAmerica Inc. He is a member of the boards of trustees of The Brookings Institution, WETA (the public television and radio stations in metropolitan Washington, D.C.), The Enterprise Foundation, The European Institute, and Arena Stage. He is a member of the Trustees' Council of the National Gallery of Art and is a Life Trustee of The Urban Institute." [1]

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  1. Boards, The European Institute, accessed August 14, 2007.