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December 16, 2000 – Colin Powell was nominated for Secretary of State by President George W. Bush in 2000. The following January he was appointed the 65th Secretary of State in January 20, 2001. The first African American, Powell served for four years until January 26, 2005. (File Photo)
Colin Powell was sworn in as the first African American Secretary of State, 2001.
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