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Geo. W. Wakefield, attorney at law, was born in DeWitt County, Ill., in 1839. He enlisted in Co. F., 41st Ill. Vol., and served three years; was wounded at Jackson, Miss., and returned to Ill. He was admitted to the bar in De Witt County in 1867; came to Sioux City in 1868, and was elected county auditor in 1869, serving three years, after which he resumed the practice of the law.