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Pow·ell(pou′əl), Adam Clayton, Jr. 1908-1972.
American politician. A US representative from New York (1945-1967 and 1969-1971), he was an outspoken advocate of civil rights.
Po·well(pō′əl), Anthony Dymoke 1905-2000.
British writer best known for A Dance to the Music of Time (1951-1975), a cycle of 12 satirical novels.
Powell, Colin Luther Born 1937.
American general and politician who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-1993) and as secretary of state (2001-2005).
Powell, Earl Known as "Bud." 1924-1966.
American jazz pianist and composer who was a key figure in the bop movement.
John Wesley Powell
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902.
American geologist and ethnologist who explored and mapped the Grand Canyon (1869 and 1871), directed the US Geological Survey (1881-1894), and classified many Native American languages.
A large reservoir of southern Utah and north-central Arizona formed by the Glen Canyon Dam (built 1964) on the Colorado River.
Powell, Lewis Franklin, Jr. 1907-1998.
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court (1972-1987).
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1. (Biography) Anthony (Dymoke ˈdɪmək). 1905–2000, British novelist, best known for his sequence of novels under the general title A Dance to the Music of Time (1951–75)
2. (Biography) Cecil Frank. 1903–69, British physicist, who was awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 1950 for his discovery of the pi-meson
3. (Biography) Colin (Luther) (ˈkəʊlɪn). born 1937, US politician and general; Republican secretary of state (2001–05)
4. (Biography) Earl, known as Bud Powell. 1924–1966, US modern-jazz pianist
5. (Biography) (John) Enoch. 1912–98, British politician. An outspoken opponent of Commonwealth immigration into Britain and of British membership of the Common Market (now the European Union), in 1974 he resigned from the Conservative Party, returning to Parliament as a United Ulster Unionist Council member (1974–87)
6. (Biography) Michael. 1905–90, British film writer, producer, and director, best known for his collaboration (1942–57) with Emeric Pressburger. Films include The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), The Red Shoes (1948), and Peeping Tom (1960)
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Pow•ell(ˈpoʊ əl, ˈpaʊ- for 2,3; ˈpaʊ- for 6,4,5 )
1. Anthony, 1905–2000, English author.
2. Cecil Frank, 1903–69, English physicist: Nobel prize 1950.
3. Colin, born 1937, U.S. general and statesman: Secretary of State since 2001.
4. John Wesley, 1834–1902, U.S. geologist and ethnologist.
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|Noun||1.||Powell - United States general who was the first African American to serve as chief of staff; later served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush (born 1937)|
|2.||Powell - English physicist who discovered the pion (the first known meson) which is a subatomic particle involved in holding the nucleus together (1903-1969)|
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