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From the Archives of Finest Hour: Winston Churchill Named Honorary US Citizen

On April 9, 1963, US president John F. Kennedy proclaimed Winston Churchill to be the first honorary citizen of the United States.

On the Cover: The presentation of Sir Winston Churchill’s honorary American citizenship at the White House, Washington, April 9th, 1963. Left to right: Acting Secretary of State George Ball, Lady and Ambassador Sir David Ormsby Gore, Winston S. Churchill, the President’s Naval Aide Tazewell Shepard, President Kennedy, Randolph S. Churchill. The photo, by former White House photographer Captain Cecil Stoughton, has been presented to ICS for the Center for Churchill Studies by Captain Stoughton, a Friend of the Society. 

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