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Colin Powell and Alma Marriage Profile

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Alm and Colin Powell in 05 - Photo: Paul Hawthorne / Getty Images
Alma and Colin Powell in New York city, New York, April 7, 05. Photo: Paul Hawthorne / Getty Images
update February 9, 2016 .

said to have a strong marriage, Colin and Alma Powell got married just two weeks after he proposed. Here is information on how Colin and Alma met, their children, and

Marriage Facts - Alma and Colin
Met :. 1961.
Married: Aug. 25, 1962.
First Marriage: Yes.

Did you know
They had two wedding receptions

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Colin Luther Powell: April 5, 1937 in Harlem, New York

Alma Vivian Johnson: October 27, 1937 in Birmingham, Alabama

How Colin and Alma met:

Colin met Alma Vivian Johnson on a blind date in November 1961 in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the first blind date for each. Colin called the next day and asked him again

Colin :. "I am fascinated by a pair of luminous eyes, an unusual shade of green."
Source: Colin L. Powell. My American Journey . 1995. 62.

Colin about his proposal: "Alma was all I ever want in a woman, I 'm a jerk. for not acting before she escaped. This nonsense that if the army you want to have a woman, he would have issued a must go ... Alma must have loved me because I n 'was not a romantic suitor. I have not even bought her an engagement ring ... she was wise enough to know that the trappings say little about the success in marriage. "do not worry about the ring, "she said." You can do it to me later. "I finally did, with a handsome rock"
Source :. Colin L. Powell. My American Journey . 1995. 67.

Wedding Date

Two weeks after Colin suggested, he and Alma were married on August 25, 1962 at the First Congregational Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Rev. J. Clyde Perry performed the ceremony where they exchanged wedding bands of simple gold. Colin's friend Ronnie Brooks was the best man and the sister of Alma, Barbara, was maid of honor. Colin was a summer tan uniform for the ceremony and Alma wore a white wedding dress. Colin refers to their marriage as "My lucky day."
Wedding photo

They had two wedding receptions. The first reception was home of the mother Alma and lasted less than an hour. later, after their honeymoon, their second reception was in New York and lasted from early afternoon at about four in the morning.

Colin had a pass for three days to the wedding so they do not go away for a honeymoon. they spent their honeymoon at the AG Gaston Motel in Birmingham, Alabama. Four months later, Colin was deployed to Vietnam

Children :.

  • Kevin Michael Powell: Born in 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama. Colin saw Michael when the baby was 8 months old
  • Linda Margaret Powell :. Born in 1965 in Birmingham, Alabama. Actress
  • Annemarie Powell :. Born in 1970. TV producer

Residences :.

After moving many times throughout their marriage, Colin and Alma based in McLean, Virginia. Their first home was in Dale City, Virginia where they lived for seven years

Professions :.

Alma: audiologist, radio host of "Lunch With Alma," president of the American Promise, author

Colin :. 1958-1993, US Army; 1987-1989, National Security Advisor; 1989-1993, chairman of the Chiefs of Staff; 01-05, Secretary of State; . Speaker, author

Quotes Marriage of Alma and Colin Powell

Colin on interracial marriage: "The older generation knows what . the younger generation may still have to learn to make a marriage work is quite difficult even in ideal conditions you do not need to make it harder "
Source: .. Colin L. Powell My American. Journey 1995. Page 369.

Alma. "Our marriage is based on mutual trust and respect We always support each other in a business simply to be there ..!"
Source: Kitty Pope. Beside every great man is a great woman ... . 05. Page 106.

Colin being away from his family: "I felt a confusion of emotions when leaving the house in Dale City, lost miss the beautiful moments my growing up for children, a touch of guilt not carrying my share of responsibility, and even some regret that everything seemed fine without me "
Source :. Colin L. Powell. My American Journey 1995. Page 196.

Colin. "Whatever I do," he recently told Ebony magazine, "we are going to team [The presidency] is the only work in public life where. spouse gets a title and a role to play and so we both have to be comfortable with it "
Source: .. Evan Thomas." Lady General " Newsweek 13... / 11/1995

Bob Woodward :. "Running for president, becoming president, Ms. Powell made the first lady was not what she wanted for her life:" You have to do it alone, says -she ".
Source: Bob Woodward. "Powell's wife vetoed presidential candidacy.". 21/11/02.

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