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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
Preses George W. Bush
Depute Richard Armitage
Precedit bi Madeleine Albright
Succeedit bi Condoleezza Rice
12t Chairman o the Jynt Chiefs o Staff
In office
October 1, 1989 – September 30, 1993
Preses George H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Depute Robert Herres
David Jeremiah
Precedit bi William Crowe
Succeedit bi David Jeremiah
16t Naitional Security Advisor
In office
November 23, 1987 – Januar 20, 1989
Preses Ronald Reagan
Depute John Negroponte
Precedit bi Frank Carlucci
Succeedit bi Brent Scowcroft
Personal details
Born Colin Luther Powell
(1937-04-05) 5 Aprile 1937 (age 82)
New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
Poleetical pairty Republican Pairty
Spoose(s) Alma Johnson (m. 1962)
Residence McLean, Virginie, US
Alma mater Ceety College o New York
George Washington Varsity
Religion Episcopalian[1]
  • 34 (16 unique) U.S. awairds
  • 7 foreign awairds
  • 10 badges
Militar service
Allegiance Unitit States o Americae
Service/branch  Unitit States Airmy
Years o service 1958–1993
Rank US-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 November 16, 2015.