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[Act of Congress] 1963 April 9. House Resolution 4374 for the Honorary Citizenship of Winston Churchill.

Title: [Act of Congress] 1963 April 9. House Resolution 4374 for the Honorary Citizenship of Winston Churchill.
Corporate Author: United States. Congress. House.
Date: 1963 April 9.
Extent: [1] leaf.
General Note: See also Walter's biography and a guide to research collections of his papers (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000108). See also additional letters in the collection to Walter, as well as additional letters from Churchill on the matter of American citizenship.
Abstract: The Act was probably transmitted to Walter along with a letter from the White House regarding the citizenship which is also represented in the collection. Churchill had successfully led the British as prime minister to victory as part of the Allied forces of World War II for which he was honored by 37 orders, decorations, and medals as well as honorary degrees and the Nobel prize for literature in 1953. In addition to military service as a young man in Cuba, India, and Africa, Churchill filled cabinet, civil service, and administrative positions in the Colonial Office, the Home Office, the cabinet, and as Lord of the Admiralty and Member of Parliament; in 1921 he participated in negotiations with Michael Collins over the Irish Free State. The letter's recipient, Congressman Walter, was chairman of the Committee on Un-American Activities. Walter also served in World War II and as a Representative from Pennsylvania in the seventy-third and fifteen succeeding Congresses, serving from 1933 until his death May 31, 1963.
Personal Subject: Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965
Walter, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1894-1963.
Corporate Subject: United States. Congress. House.
Subject: Honorary citizenship--United States
Prime ministers--Great Britain.

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