DOSTER, JAMES FLETCHER, 1912-2016

Biography:

Historian; University professor. Born– December 8, 1912, Tuscaloosa. Parents– James Jarvis and Mabel (Cowart) Doster. Married– Nina Hall, December 22, 1936. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1932; University of Chicago, M.A., 1936; Ph.D., 1948. Taught history at the University of Alabama, 1936-1983. Howard College, 1944-1945; worked for Danforth Foundation Association, 1950-1953; Consultant to Creek Nation on claims pending before Indian Claims Commission, 1957-1967 and 1968-1973. Member of the Southern History Association, American Economic Association, Economic History Association, Orginal American Historians, and Phi Beta Kappa.

Source:

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1978 and 1980; Directory of American Scholars, 7th edition, and the files at Alabama Public Library Service.

Publication(s):

Alabama’s First Railroad Commission, 1881-1885. Chicago; Privately published, 1949.

The Creek Indians and Their Florida Lands. New York; Garland Press, 1974.

The Creek Nation, Plaintiff, and the Creed [sic] Nation, …. New York; Clearwater Pub. Co., 1974.

Railroads in Alabama Politics, 1875-1914. University, Ala.; s.n., 1957.

Joint_Publication(s):

Historic Settlement in the Upper Tombigbee Valley, 1981. University, Ala.; Center for the Study of Southern History and Culture, University of Alabama, 1981.

Historical Geography of the Upper Tombigbee Valley. University, Ala.; Center for the Study of Southern History and Culture, University of Alabama, 1982.

Materials for Research in Southern Industrial History. University, Ala., s.n., 1951.

Tenn-Tom Country. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1987.