Colin Luther Powell (born Aprile 5, 1937)[2] is an American statesman an a retired fower-starn general in the Unitit States Airmy.

Colin Powell
Colin Powell official Secretary of State photo.jpg
Powell's offeecial portrait as the Secretar o State
65t Unitit States Secretar o State
In office
Januar 20, 2001 – Januar 26, 2005
PresesGeorge W. Bush
DeputeRichard Armitage
Precedit biMadeleine Albright
Succeedit biCondoleezza Rice
12t Chairman o the Jynt Chiefs o Staff
In office
October 1, 1989 – September 30, 1993
PresesGeorge H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
DeputeRobert Herres
David Jeremiah
Precedit biWilliam Crowe
Succeedit biDavid Jeremiah
16t Naitional Security Advisor
In office
November 23, 1987 – Januar 20, 1989
PresesRonald Reagan
DeputeJohn Negroponte
Precedit biFrank Carlucci
Succeedit biBrent Scowcroft
Personal details
BornColin Luther Powell
(1937-04-05) 5 Aprile 1937 (age 83)
New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
Poleetical pairtyRepublican Pairty
Spoose(s)Alma Johnson (m. 1962)
ResidenceMcLean, Virginie, US
Alma materCeety College o New York
George Washington Varsity
  • 34 (16 unique) U.S. awairds
  • 7 foreign awairds
  • 10 badges
Militar service
Allegiance Unitit States o Americae
Service/branch United States Airmy
Years o service1958–1993
RankUS-O10 insignia.svg General


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  2. "Biographies of the Secretary of State:Colin Luther Powell". U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian. Retrieved 16 November 2015.