Kenneth Claiborne Royall
United States generalDied when: 76 years 305 days (922 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Kenneth Claiborne Royall, Sr. (July 24, 1894 – May 25, 1971) was a U.S.Army general, and the last man to hold the office of Secretary of War, which secretariat was abolished in 1947.
Royall served as the first Secretary of the Army from 1947 to 1949, until he was compelled into retirement for refusing to obey and realize President Harry S.
Truman’s Executive Order 9981 for the racial desegregation of the military forces of the United States.