Maxwell Mayhew Upson was a member of the Cornell University Board of Trustees for over 35 years.
Upson graduated in 1899 from Cornell with a bachelor's degree in engineering. Upson was elected to the Sphinx Head Society as a senior.
At the bequest of his widow, Upson is the namesake of Upson Hall on the Cornell campus. The building originally cost $1,988,083 and was designed by the architects Perkins and Will of Chicago and was finished in 1958. The building houses the Departments of Computer Science and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
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