George Alfred Warfield, born 24 Nov. 1871 in Warren County, Illinois, received his Bachelor degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (1896). Two years later, he also acquired a law degree two years later and was admitted to the bar in Nebraska. He did postgraduate work at the University of Wisconsin, the University of California, and the University of Oregon in Eugene, from which he received his Masters Degree in History and Economics in 1909. In 1914, he pursued a course in social economy at Washington University at St. Louis, Missouri.
From 1902 to 1903, he taught Latin and History at Willamette University. Afterwards, he taught Economics and History at the College (now University) of Puget Sound. Later, he worked at the Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota, and the Russell Sage University, where he became professor of sociological economics and commercial science. Finally, he joined the University of Denver, serving as the head of the economics and sociology and liberal arts department, and since 1913 as the dean of its School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance. His worked there earned him a 3 page entry into volume 4 of Wilbur Fiske-Stone's History of Colorado (text).
- A.B., Nebraska Wesleyan (now University of Nebraska at Lincoln) 1896
- LL. B., University of Nebraska 1898
- A.M., History & Economics, University of Oregon, 1909