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us: Powell, Colin L.

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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • Colin Luther
  • Addtional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) City University of New York. City College
        • Organization: (naf) White House Fellows Foundation
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Secretaries of State (State governments)
          (lcsh) Chief operating officers
            (lcsh) Armies--Officers
        • Sources

          • found: American foreign policy, 1988: t.p. (Colin L. Powell) p. 1 (Asst. to the Pres. for Nat'l Security Affairs)
          • found: Colin Powell, 1991: CIP t.p. (Colin Powell) galley (b. Colin Luther Powell on 04-05-37)
          • found: The Oxford Companion to American Military History, accessed September 7, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Powell, Colin L.; Colin Luther Powell; Secretary of State, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Army Officer (1866-1995); born 05 April 1937 in Harlem, New York, New York, United States; graduated from City College, New York (1958); became the youngest general in the army (1979); White House Fellow (1972); served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense during Democratic and Republican administrations; appointed as the President Ronald Reagan's deputy national security adviser (1987); selected, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989); played a central role during the 1991 Persian Gulf War; became the first African American Secretary of State (2000))
        • Change Notes

          • 1988-09-02: new
          • 2015-03-17: revised
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