Who was the first honorary U.S. citizen? – 2017

Who was the first honorary U.S. citizen?



Winston Churchill




Answer: In 1963, Winston Churchill became the first of only eight people in history to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. A person of exceptional merit may be declared an honorary citizen of the U.S. by an Act of Congress or by a proclamation issued by the President of the United States, pursuant to authorization granted by Congress. Eight states had already granted honorary citizenship to Churchill, before President John F. Kennedy, acting under authorization granted by an Act of Congress, proclaimed Churchill an Honorary Citizen of the U.S.

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