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Reminiscences of Kenneth Claiborne Royall, 1963.

Creator: Royall, Kenneth C. 1894-1971
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 347 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Government executive, lawyer

Scope and Contents

Education; Harvard Law School and LAW REVIEW; German saboteurs case, 1942; head legal department, Fiscal Division of Army Service Forces, 1942-1943; Special Assistant to Secretary of War, 1944-1945; postwar congressional relations and investigating committees; Under Secretary of War, Secretaary of War, Secretary of Army, 1945-1949; unification of armed forces; 1948 Democratic presidential nomination; postwar crises: Turkey, Greece, Berlin blockade, Korea, Japan and Douglas MacArthur; integration efforts in Army; rejection of suggested appointment, Nuremberg trials. Impressions of Presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower, Generals. George Marshall and James Van Fleet, Secretaries James Forrestal and Stuart Symington, others


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984

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