Colin Powell-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United States to-65

Colin Powell

Colin Luther Powell, was born in New York City, New York, USA, 5 April 1937; age 74 years) U.S. Secretary of State is the 65th which was inaugurated on January 20, 2001. She was nominated by George W. Bush on December 16, 2000 and was chosen unanimously by the U.S. Senate. President accepted his resignation on 12 November 2004 (before the start of the second term of Bush), but Powell still continue to serve until his successor, Condoleezza Rice is set by the U.S. Senate on January 26, 2005. Powell also served as U.S. National Security Advisor (1987-89) and Chairman of the U.S. Chief of Staff (1989-93).

Personal background

Powell was born in New York City and raised in the South Bronx. His parents, Luther Theophilus and Maud Ariel Powell, emigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica. Powell studied at New York City public schools, graduated from City College of New York (CCNY), where he earned a bachelor's degree in geology.
He also participated in ROTC at CCNY and earned the rank of second lieutenant U.S. Army after graduating in June 1958. Other academic achievements include an MBA from George Washington University.
Powell is married to Alma Vivian Johnson Powell, who comes from Birmingham, Alabama. He had a son, Michael (who had become chairman of the Federal Communications Commission), daughters Linda and Anne; daughter Jane, and grandsons Jeffrey and Bryan.
Close calls President George W. Bush to Powell is Balloonfoot.
Powell is famous as the person who encouraged the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 after showing "evidence" of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in the UN General Assembly that it did not exist.

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