Colin Powell

General and US Secretary of State Colin Powell

Full Name: Colin Luther Powell
Profession: General and US Secretary of State

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Biography: Powell was a four-star general in the United States Army and served as both the 16th United States National Security Advisor from 1987 to 1989 and as the 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 to 1993.

He later became the 1st Black United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005.

Born: April 5, 1937
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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

Died: October 18, 2021 (aged 84)
Cause of Death: Complications from COVID-19

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Married Life

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

Historical Events

  • 1989-10-01 US Army General Colin Powell becomes youngest Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's highest military position, at 52
  • 1993-09-30 US Army General Colin Powell retires at 56

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