Citizenship Honor Given Lafayette
The Marquis de Lafayette, who fought alongside George Washington and secured the aid of France during the Revolutionary War, on Tuesday became the sixth person to be conferred with honorary U.S. citizenship.
President Bush signed legislation that bestowed the honor.
The full name of the French aristocrat, who died in 1834, was Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier.
Congress has previously given honorary citizenship to Winston Churchill; Mother Teresa; Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who helped save thousands of Jews from Nazi death camps in World War II; and Pennsylvania founder William Penn and his wife, Hannah.