Carl Maxey (born: June 23, 1924 in Tacoma, Washington, USA; died: July 17, 1997 in Spokane, Washington, USA) was an amateur boxer who won the 1950 NCAA light heavyweight championship at Gonzaga University. Maxey, who was raised in a Spokane orphanage, went on to become one of Spokane's most powerful attorneys, and a leading civil rights activist in the Pacific Northwest. Maxey also ran unsuccessfully as a primary challenger to Democratic United States Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson in 1970. He committed suicide in 1997, shortly before he was to retire from practicing law.
Later involvement in boxing
Maxey later worked as a boxing referee in and judge in Spokane during the 1950s and 1960s. He also traveled regularly to big boxing events in Las Vegas during the 1980s and 1990s. Maxey also was a legal adviser for Simon Brown.
Source: the April 2010 Washington State Bar News , PDF page 16. (The printed version of the WSBA magazine contains photos of Maxey, including one of him in a boxing pose, from the Spokane Spokesman-Review newspaper's photo archives.)