Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

 Profile of  Kenneth C. Royall
Brief profile :
Special Assistant to the Secretary of War, 1945
Under Secretary of War, 1945-1947
Secretary of War, 1947
Secretary of the Army, 1947-1949
Online Photos: Royall photos
Biographical sketch :  
1894 (July 24) Born, Goldsboro, North Carolina
1914 A.B., University of North Carolina
1916 Admitted to the North Carolina bar
1917 LL.B., Harvard University
1917-1918 Served in France as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 317th Army Field Artillery
1918-1919 Commissioned as a Captain in the North Carolina National Guard and organized a Field Artillery Battery
1918-1919 1st Lieutenant, serving overseas
1919-1942 Private law practice
1927 President, North Carolina Bar Association
1927 State Senator, North Carolina
1940 Presidential elector, North Carolina
1942-1943 Colonel, U.S. Army
1943-1945 Brigadier General
1945 Special Assistant to the Secretary of War
1945-1947 Under Secretary of War
1947 Secretary of War
1947-1949 Secretary of the Army
1949-1961 Private law practice
1963 Member, Presidential Racial Commission
1964 Delegate-at-Large, Democratic National Convention
1964 National Chairman, Lawyers Committee for Johnson and Humphrey
1971 (May 25) Died, Durham, North Carolina