Margaret Sanguinetti Maxfield

Maxfield, Margaret

Time Period

1940 to Today

Notable Facts

Commissioner of Department of Finance and Management in Madeleine Kunin's administration, Chief of the Legislative Joint Fiscal Office in the Dean administration

Personal Information

Date of Birth

02/17/1948

Date of Death

04/14/1993

Primary Residence

Barre

Religion

Presbyterian

Ethnicity

Caucasian

Historical Significance

Margaret Maxfield worked in Vermont state government for 22 years, serving as commissioner of Finance and Management under Governor Madeleine Kunin, and Chief of the Legislative Joint Fiscal Office in the Dean administration.

Margaret Sanguinetti Maxfield was born in Barre, Vermont in 1948. She graduated from Spaulding High School in 1966, and from the University of Vermont in 1970, with degrees in mathematics and accounting.

From 1970 to 1985, Maxfield was employed by the Vermont state government, working for the Agency of Human Services. Governor Madeleine Kunin then appointed Maxfield deputy commissioner of the Department of Finance and Management. After two years, she became commissioner of the department. Maxfield was part of a unique group in Vermont's first woman-led administration, among an unusually large number of woman appointees, many of who held positions for the first time.

Under Governors Richard Snelling and Howard Dean, Maxfield became Chief of the Legislative Joint Fiscal Office. As a legislative fiscal analyst, Maxfield co-authored a "Judicial Operations Management Study" report, released in January of 1992, calling for significant management changes to Vermont's judiciary.

In March of 1993, Maxfield retired from her post for health reasons. She died of breast cancer on April 14, 1993. The Vermont House and Senate passed a joint resolution in remembrance of Maxfield's skills, intelligence, and integrity.

Organizations or Movements

  • Vermont State Government
  • Kunin Administration
  • Dean Administration

Occupations

  • State of Vermont, Agency of Human Services
  • Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Finance and Management
  • Commissioner of the Department of Finance and Management
  • Chief of the Legislative Joint Fiscal Office
  • Legislative Fiscal Analyst

Education

  • Spaulding High School
  • B.A. University of Vermont

Additional Information (Bibliography)

  • "Report says Judiciary needs management changes Link
  • Obituary: Maxfield, Margaret (nee Sanguinetti) Link
  • NO. R-58 Joint Resolution In Remembrance of Margaret S. Maxfield Link