Maverick, Lewis A. (Lewis Adams), (1891-) | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Professor Lewis Adam Maverick was born in 1891 to attorney George Madison Maverick and Mary Vance Maverick of Texas. Dr. Lewis was the last of the six children including Mary Rowena, Lola, George Vance, Lucy Madison, and Augusta Lewis. Dr. Lewis sister Lola Maverick Lloyd was a nationally renowned pacifist, suffragist and women's right activist and his grandfather Samuel A. Maverick served as mayor of San Antonio from 1839-1840. The Texas Declaration of Independence severing ties with Mexico was signed by Samuel A. Maverick and contributed his surname to the American lexicon, due to his refusal to brand his cattle, resulting in unbranded cattle called "mavericks."
Lewis A. Maverick was a professor of Economics at the University of California, and he also helped established the University of California Southern Branch, which became the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He later taught at Southern Illinois University Cabondale from September 16, 1946, until he retired from that position on August 31, 1959. Dr. Maverick was also a member of the Henry Ford Peace Expedition, in 1915.
The archival collection of Lewis A. Maverick's correspondence is limited to that which concerns his publications, and was acquired by the University Archives from the Southern Illinois University Press. In 1956, the Southern Illinois University Press acquired the stock and became the distributor for the following books written by Professor Maverick:
Productivity, a Critique of Current Usage
Economic Dialogue in Ancient China: Selections from the Kuan-Tzu
Political and Economic Theories: China, A Model for Europe
Time Series Analysis: Smoothing by Stages
English Translation of Quesnay's Despotism of China
Dr. Maverick also contributed from his extensive knowledge of the Physiocrats, in answer to certain queries to the article 'China's Gifts to the West' dated March 9, 1948, written by Derk Bodde, Assistant Professor of Chinese at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Maverick died in 1973.