A general’s father


Luther Powell emigrated from Kingston, Jamaica, entering the United States at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, aboard the Manchioneal on April 26, 1920. He filed this Declaration of Intention to become a U.S. citizen on December 12, 1939. His son, Colin, went on to become a National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of State.

National Archives – Northeast Region (New York), Records of District Courts of the United States


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