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Kenneth C. Royall

Kenneth C. RoyallAKA Kenneth Claiborne Royall

Born: 24-Jul-1894
Birthplace: Goldsboro, NC
Died: 27-May-1971
Location of death: Durham, NC
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Willow Dale Cemetery, Goldsboro, NC

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Attorney, Government
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of the Army, 1947-49

Military service: US Army (lt., WWI 1917-19; brig. gen, WWII 1942-45)

Among the attorneys for the defense in the secret trial of eight Nazi spies, captured 1942 in New York as attempted saboteurs in Operation Pastorius. All were convicted and six executed; the others were pardoned and deported after the war.

Father: George Royall
Mother: Clara Howard Jones
Wife: Margaret Best (m. 18-Aug-1917)
Son: Kenneth Claiborne Royall, Jr. (NC State Senator)
Daughter: Margaret
Son: George Pender

    High School: Episcopal High School, Alexandria, VA
    University: BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1914)
    University: LLB, Harvard Law School (1917)

    US Secretary of the Army (1947-49)
    US Secretary of War (1947)
    US War Department Under Secretary (1945-47)
    US War Department Special Assistant to the Secretary of War (1944-45)
    North Carolina State Senate (1927)
    Rogers & Wells Partner (1949-61)
    Harvard Law Review
    John F. Kennedy Memorial Library Trustee
    North Carolina State Bar President (1927)
    North Carolina State Bar 1916
    Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
    Phi Beta Kappa Society

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