Full Name: Colin Powell
Profession: US General & Secretary of State
Why Famous: Retired four-star general in the United States Army. The 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, the first African American to serve in that position.
- 1962-08-25 Retired general Colin Powell (25) weds audiologist Alma Johnson (24) at the First Congregational Church in Birmingham, Alabama
- 1993-09-30 US General Colin Powell retires at 56