G. Reid Doster

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G. Reid Doster

George Reid Doster Jr (born December 6, 1918, in Rochelle, Georgia; died January 24, 1990) was the commander of the Alabama Air National Guard.

Doster resigned from his command in November 1972, under threat of federal prosecution for violating the Hatch Act by requiring officers under his command to make political contributions which were steered to both George Wallace's and Albert Brewer's campaigns in the 1970 Democratic primary for Governor of Alabama.

Doster died in January 1990 and is buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery.


  • "Major General George Reid Doster Jr." (August 1966) General Officers of the Army and Air National Guard. Office of Public Affairs, National Guard Bureau
  • "Air Guard General In Alabama Quits; Charges Dropped." (August 22, 1972) The New York Times

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