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Sununu clarifies Powell-race comment

Sununu clarifies Powell-race comment

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A Romney campaign co-chairman backed off of a comment that former Secretary of State Colin Powell's endorsement of U.S. President Obama was motivated by race.
Obama says Powell would have role in D.C.

Obama says Powell would have role in D.C.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell would have a role in an Obama administration, the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate said Monday.

McCain: Powell's endorsement no surprise

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. presidential nominee John McCain said he still respects fellow Republican Colin Powell despite his endorsement Sunday of Democrat Barack Obama.

Powell backs Annan on U.N. scandal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell Thursday defended U.N. chief Kofi Annan amid calls for his resignation over the oil-for-food scandal.

Joe Bob's America: Nostalgic for quagmire

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- Whatever happened to the word "quagmire"? Haven't heard it in a while. Used to hear it virtually every day. It's a great old Anglo-Saxon word, isn't it?
JOE BOB BRIGGS
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Legion of Merit (2) Soldier's Medal Bronze Star Purple Heart

Colin Luther Powell (born April 5, 1937) is an American statesman and a former four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State (2001-2005), serving under President George W. Bush. He was the first African American appointed to that position. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989), as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Gulf War. He was the first, and so far the only, African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Colin Luther Powell was born on April 5, 1937 in Harlem, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan to Jamaican immigrant parents Luther Theophilus Powell and Maud Arial McKoy and was raised in the South Bronx. He also has Scottish and Irish ancestry. Powell attended Morris High School, a former public school in The Bronx, from which he graduated in 1954. While at school, he worked a local baby furniture store where he picked up Yiddish from the shopkeepers and some of the customers. He earned a bachelor's degree in geology from City College of New York, attaining a C average, according to his 2006 graduation address at Marymount University. He earned an MBA from The George Washington University, after his second tour in Vietnam in 1971.

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