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us: Royall, Kenneth C. (Kenneth Claiborne), 1894-1971

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  • Fuller Name

    • Kenneth Claiborne
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Goldsboro (N.C.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Durham (N.C.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: United States. Army. Field Artillery, 317th
        • Affiliation Start: 1918
        • Affiliation End: 1919
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) North Carolina. National Guard
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) North Carolina. General Assembly. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1927
        • Affiliation End: 1927
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Army Service Forces
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. War Department
        • Affiliation Start: 1945-11
        • Affiliation End: 19470917
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Department of the Army
        • Affiliation Start: 19470917
        • Affiliation End: 19490427
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Lawyers
    • Sources

      • found: Library of Congress Manuscript Division for Riley, W.E. Papers, 1941-1948 (Kenneth Claiborne Royall; speeches)
      • found: RLIN files, July 24, 1997 (hdg.: Royall, Kenneth C., 1894-1971; Kenneth Claiborne Royall; lawyer, U.S. Dept. of Defense)
      • found: U.S. Army Center of Military History, via WWW, November 14, 2013 (Kenneth Claiborne Royall; born in Goldsboro, North Carolina on 24 July 1894; graduated from the University of North Carolina, 1914; was admitted to the North Carolina bar, 1916; attended Harvard University Law School and received his degree, 1917; married Margaret Best, 1917; served in France as a second lieutenant in the 317th Army Field Artillery, 1918-1919; was commissioned a captain in the North Carolina National Guard and organized a Field Artillery battery, 1921; resumed the practice of law in Raleigh and Goldsboro, North Carolina; served in the state senate, 1927; was president of the North Carolina Bar Association, 1929-1930; was a presidential elector, 1940; was commissioned a colonel, 1942, and appointed chief of the legal section, fiscal division, Headquarters, Services of Supply (later Army Service Forces); received presidential appointment to defend before the Supreme Court the German saboteurs who entered the United States clandestinely; was promoted to brigadier general and appointed deputy fiscal director of Army Service Forces; was special assistant to the Secretary of War, April-November 1945; served as Under Secretary of War, 9 November 1945-18 July 1947; served as the last Secretary of War, 19 July-17 September 1947; supervised the separation of the Department of the Air Force from the Department of the Army; became first Secretary of the Army when National Defense Act of 1947 took effect, 17 September 1947-27 April 1949; was the last Army secretary to hold the cabinet status, which was henceforth assigned to the Secretary of Defense; returned to the practice of law in New York City; was a delegate at large to the Democratic National Convention, 1964; died in Durham, North Carolina on 25 May 1971)
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      • 1997-07-24: new
      • 2013-11-27: revised
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