Kenneth Claiborne Royall

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Kenneth Claiborne Royall
56th United States Secretary of War
In office
July 19, 1947 – September 18, 1947
President Harry S. Truman
Preceded by Robert P. Patterson
Succeeded by None
1st United States Secretary of the Army
In office
September 18, 1947 – April 27, 1949
President Harry S. Truman
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Gordon Gray
Personal details
Born July 24, 1894(1894-07-24)
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Died May 25, 1971(1971-05-25) (aged 76)
Durham, North Carolina

Kenneth Claiborne Royall (July 24, 1894May 25, 1971) was a United States Army general and the last person to hold the office of Secretary of War. That position was abolished in 1947, and Royall served as the first Secretary of the Army (a successory position) from 1947 to 1949.