General Colin Powell’s Family Tree
Seventy-four years ago, Colin Powell was born in New York City to immigrants from Jamaica. He went on to become a Four-Star General in the US Army, the National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Secretary of State. This incredible man was the first African-American person to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and he was the first African-American to be appointed Secretary of State.
Today, we celebrate General Powell by highlighting his family tree. It’s a fairly recent addition to Geni, so we welcome fellow genealogists to come in, and connect him to the world family tree. With a little work, it shouldn’t bee too difficult since we already know that he has Scottish heritage. If you’re interested, jump in with projects and discussions to work with other genealogists.
Impressively, General Powell’s son Michael Powell followed in his father’s footsteps of public service. From 2001 to 2005, he served as the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. If you have any other interesting information, don’t hesitate to comment, tweet, or start a discussion.