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Colin Powell (Politician) Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 19, 2021

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Short Biography

Colin Powell was born on 05-04-1937 in Harlem, New York City in the state of New York, United States. He was an American Politician, Diplomat, Memoirist, Writer, Author & Army Officer who served as the 65th US State Secretary from 20-01-2001 to 26-01-2005.

Other Name: Colin Luther Powell, Colin L. Powell, Gen Powell
Other Professions: Diplomat Memoirist Writer Author Army Officer

Colin Powell Complete Bio & Career

Colin Luther Powell was a United States statesman as well as a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States' first Secretary of State and first African American who serves under President George W. Bush. He was born to Jamaican immigrants Luther and Maud Powell in Harlem, New York. He was raised in the South Bronx and educated in the New York City public schools. Then he did graduation from Morris High School in 1954. He studied geology at, City College of New York. His academics include a Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University.

Then, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1989. He was a professional soldier for 35 years also held several command and staff positions and rose to the four-star rank. In 1995, wrote his autobiography, My American Journey. In 2012, he wrote retirement another book, It Worked for Me, Lessons in Life and Leadership.

He pursued a career as a public speaker, addressing audiences at home as well as abroad. Moreover, he was president of America’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth. The man won numerous American and foreign military awards and decorations.  Despite that, he received the Congressional Gold Medal, the President's Citizen's Medal, the Secretary of State Vishisht Seva Medal, and the Secretary of Energy Vishisht Seva Medal. He died of complications from COVID-19 in 2021at the age of 84 years.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Colin Powell was suffering from multiple myeloma and undergoing treatment. He couldn't recover from his disease due to COVID-19's complications. He took his last breath on 18-10-2021 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, United States. He died at the age of 84.  

DEATHDAY 18 October,2021 (Friday)
DEATH PLACE Bethesda, Maryland

Colin Powell Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Luther Theophilus Powell and Maud Arial. He had a sister named Marilyn Berns. On 25-08-1962, he married Alma Powell, an audiologist. Together they had a son named Michael Powell (President & CEO at NCTA) and two daughters named Linda Powell (Actress) & Annemarie Powell.

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Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Harlem, New York, United States
Nationality Indian
Religion Christian
Address Harlem, New York, United States
School Morris High School
College City College of New York, George Washington University
Qualification Master of Business Administration
Hobbies Reading, Politics
Marital Status Married
Salary $2 million
Net Worth $60 million
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color White
Favorite Brand Vans
Favorite Actress Paris Hilton
Favorite Actor Dwayne Johnson
Favorite Singer Beyonce
Favorite Place Paris
Favorite Dress Suits
Favorite Food Sea-food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Colin Powell

  • Colin Powell is known for being statesman in United States army.
  • He was a moderate Republican from 1995 to 2021 when he was elected to the US.
  • His civilian awards included the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • He showed great support for liberal or centrist causes.
  • In 1993, he was also instrumental in the implementation of the Army’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.

Colin Powell Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Colin Powell was 84 years 6 months & 13 days old age.