"William Maxwell" may refer to:

*William Maxwell (physician) (1620–1647), Scottish physician

*William Maxwell, 5th Earl of Nithsdale (1676–1744), Catholic nobleman

*William Maxwell (Continental Army general) (1733–1796), Irish-born American soldier from New Jersey in the American Revolutionary War

*Sir William Maxwell, 5th Baronet, of Monreith, British MP for Wigtownshire (UK Parliament constituency)/Wigtownshire, 1805–1812 and 1822–1830

*General Sir William Maxwell, 7th Baronet of Calderwood (1754–1837)

*William Maxwell (engraver) (c. 1766–1809), printer of the Sentinel of the Northwest Territory newspaper in Cincinnati, Ohio

*William Maxwell (educator) (1784–1857), seventh President of Hampden–Sydney College

*William Maxwell (railroad executive), president of the Erie Railroad, 1842–1843

*William Maxwell (journalist) (died 1928), British journalist, soldier, writer and civil servant

*William Maxwell (footballer) (1876–1940), manager of the Belgian national football team

*William Babington Maxwell (1866–1938), British novelist

*William George Maxwell (1871–1959), British naturalist and colonial administrator in British Malaya and Straits Settlements

*William Hamilton Maxwell (1792–1850), Scots-Irish novelist

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