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George Cushing Sikes


George Cushing Sikes, American publicist.


Sikes, George Cushing was born on June 4, 1868 in Dodge Center, Minnesota, United States. Son of Henry Chauncey and Eleanor (Shepard) Sikes.


Bachelor of Science, University of Minnesota, 1892. The Master of Philisophy, University of Chicago, 1894.


Honorary Alfred Wallin, February 6, 1897. Children—Alfred Wallin, Eleanor Shepard. Learned printer’s trade.

Was one time president Minneapolis Typographical Union. Did newspaper work in Minneapolis and Chicago. Editorial writer on Chicago Record, 1895-1900.

Secretary Chicago St. Railway Commission, 1900-1902. Assistant secretary, 1903-1905, secretary, 1906-1908, Municipal Voters’ League, Chicago. Expert investigator for Chicago Harbor Commission, May 1908-February 1909, and for John M. Ewen, Chicago harbor commissioner, during summer and fall of 1909.

Secretary Chicago bureau of Public Efficiency, August 1910-October 1, 1915. Engaged by the bureau to assist in preparation of representatives, issued 1917, Unification of Local Governments in Chicago, and City Manager Plan for Chicago. Also by Taxpayers’ Association of California on representative City and County Consolidation for Los Los Angeles Several years writer of editorial and special articles for Chicago Daily News.

Special student of municipal questions. Director of Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago, 1923-1926. Secretary Chicago Pension Commission, created to study Chicago public pension problems, until July 1927.

Home: Chicago, Ill.


Married Madeleine, d. Children: Alfred Wallin, Eleanor Shepard.

Henry Chauncey Sikes

Eleanor (Shepard) Sikes


Alfred Wallin Sikes

Eleanor Shepard Sikes