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army officer (retired).

George Bowditch Hunter, American army officer (retired). Club: Army and Navy (Washington).


Hunter, George Bowditch was born on September 26, 1879 in Fort Fetterman, Wyoming. Son of Brig. General George King and Mary Elizabeth (Hinman) Hunter.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1904. Honor graduated from Command and General staff schedul, 1923. Graduated from Army War College, 1926.


1 son, George Bowditch. Married second, Opal Phelps, July 14, 1937. Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1904, advanced through grades to brigadier general, March 27, 1942.

Served as commander United States School Military aeronautics, Berkeley, California, and in office of Chief of Air Corps, World War I. Executive for the 3d Military Area, New Orleans, 1940-1941. Commander New Orleans Port of Embarkation from July 1941 to September 1943.

Retired from active duty March 1944.


Club: Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Reba Ballou, July 19, 1912.; married second, Opal Phelps, July 14, 1937.

Brig. General George King Hunter

Mary Elizabeth (Hinman) Hunter

Reba Ballou

Opal Phelps