General Colin Luther Powell – The Political General



Have fun in your command. Don’t always run at a breakneck pace. Take leave when you’ve earned it: Spend time with your families. – Colin Luther Powell

"It seems many of you enjoyed seeing Alma and my wedding picture from 50 years ago. So we thought we'd share this "then and now" picture. Notice that friends of ours had a replica of our wedding cake made to celebrate our 50th! "


While Colin was stationed at Fort Devens in Massachusetts, he met Alma Vivian Johnson of Birmingham, Alabama, whom he married on August 25, 1962, two weeks after proposing to her.  Together they have three children; they have one son named Michael and two daughters named Linda and Annemarie. Their son Michael went on to follow in Colin’s footsteps and has a career in public service most notably as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.


POWELL family