Gao Shuxun (1898-1972), a native of Yanshan, Hebei Province, was Deputy Commander of the 11th War Zone and commander of the New 8th Corps of the KMT. After the revolt, his troops were reorganized into the Democratic National Reconstruction Army, of which he became Commander-in-chief. In November 1945 he joined the CPC. After the founding of the People's Republic, he served as Deputy Governor of Hebei Province and a member of the National Defence Council.