George Alexander LeMaistre, 1911-1994

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George Alexander LeMaistre, 1911-1994




According to his Tuscaloosa News obituary (September 27, 1994) George Alexander LeMaistre was a longtime Tuscaloosa businessman and attorney. Originally from Lockart, Alabama, he came to Tuscaloosa to attend law school at the University of Alabama.

LeMaistre began practicing law in Tuscaloosa in 1933 and began teaching law at the University of Alabama in 1939. After serving in the Navy in WWII, he formed the law firm of LeMaistre and Clement, and they were later joined by Walter P. Gewin.

He served as the first chairman of the Druid City Hospital Board and led the fund drive to move the hospital from the Northington campus to its current location. He also served on the Stillman College Board of Trustees retiring as Chairman in 1961.

In 1961 he became President and Chairman of City National Bank of Tuscaloosa. LeMaistre was named Director of the FDIC under President Richard Nixon in 1973 and Chairman by President Jimmy Carter in 1977.

In 1990 he beame chairman of a new consulting firm, The Pilot Group, formed to give advice to banks and thrifts.

LeMaistre was inducted into the Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame in 2001, the first year of the award that was designed to honor citizens who made long-term, significant contributions to the development of the county while at the same time celebrating the community's history and heritage.


Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama


Elizabeth Bradt (Description)






Tuscaloosa (AL)

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Physical Dimensions

8 inches by 10 inches

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