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Major General Paul Louis Wakefield was a journalist, politician, and soldier.[1][2]

Paul Louis Wakefield
BornMay 6, 1895
Lovelady, Texas
DiedMarch 23, 1961 (aged 65)
Austin, Texas
Resting placeAustin Memorial Park
EducationLovelady High School University of Texas at Austin
TitleMajor General

Early lifeEdit

Wakefield was born, raised, and attended school in Lovelady, Texas. After graduation, he attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in journalism.

Military careerEdit

He served in the United States Army during World War I. Later, he was appointed 1st Lieutenant in the Texas National Guard, where he eventually became a Major General. In 1949, he was the director of the Selective Service in the state of Texas in 1949 before retiring in 1955.

Journalism careerEdit

As soon as WWI was over, he worked as a newspaper reporter for the Houston Chronicle and later, the Texas reporter for the New York Herald Tribune. He also worked for the New York World.

Political careerEdit

Wakefield served as aides to 2 Texas Governors, a Vice President, and assistant to Jesse H. Jones. He also worked served as a member of the planning board for the Public Works Administration.

Personal life and deathEdit

Wakefield was married twice, the first ending in divorce. He had one son. He died in Austin in 1961.


  1. ^ SINCLAIR, WILLIAM BOYD (2010-06-15). "WAKEFIELD, PAUL LOUIS". Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  2. ^ "Grave of Paul L Wakefield".