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Colin Powell

Colin Luther Powell

State of Residency: Washington D.C.
Appointment: Jan 20, 2001
Entry on Duty: Jan 20, 2001
Termination of Appointment:
Presidency: Bush

As Secretary of State

Foreign Travels of Secretary of State Colin Powell

Born: April 5, 1937
Married: Alma Vivian Johnson
Education: City College of New York; George Washington University
Occupation: Military/Public Official

Government Positions

Notable Events

  • Highest ranking African American officer in U.S. history

  • He was awarded two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, a Soldier's Medal, and the Legion of Merit for his service in Vietnam

  • Chaired the Presidents' Summit for America's Future in Philadelphia 1997

  • Chairman of America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth

  • Member of both the Board of Directors of the United Negro College Fund and the Advisory Board of the Children's Health Fund

  • Serves on the Board of Governors of The Boys & Girls Clubs of America

  • Author

  • Previous Secretary of State: Madeleine Albright
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    Last Updated: Feb 2, 2001
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