Colin Powell's wax figure at Madame Tussauds New York

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Colin Powell

Salute to one of America’s most decorated generals

Colin Powell is an American politician and retired General in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under President George W. Bush. He was the first African American appointed to that position.

After retiring from the role of Secretary of State, Powell returned to private life. Powell joined Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, a well-known Silicon Valley venture capital firm, with the title of "strategic limited partner".

  • April 5, 1937: Colin Luther Powell was born
  • 1958-93: Years of Military Service.
  • 1989-93: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • 1993: Powell was awarded the second Ronald Reagan Freedom Award, by President Ronald Reagan
  • 1993: Colin Powell was made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
  • 2001-05: 65th United States Secretary of State

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