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Colin Powell

General and US Secretary of State Colin Powell

Profession: General and US Secretary of State

United States of America

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.

Born: April 5, 1937
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Age: 84 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

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  • 1962-08-25 Future US General Colin Powell (25) weds audiologist Alma Johnson (24) at the First Congregational Church in Birmingham, Alabama

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