from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr. 1908-1972. American politician. A U.S. representative from New York (1945-1967 and 1969-1971), he was an outspoken advocate of civil rights.
- Powell, Anthony Born 1905. British writer best known for A Dance to the Music of Time (1951-1975), a cycle of 12 satirical novels.
- Powell, Cecil Frank 1903-1969. British physicist. He won a 1950 Nobel Prize for discovering methods of photographing atomic nuclei and for his study of mesons.
- Powell, Colin Luther Born 1937. American general and politician who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-1996) 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.
- Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902. American geologist and ethnologist who directed the U.S. Geological Survey (1881-1894) and classified many Native American languages.
- Powell, Lewis Franklin, Jr. 1907-1998. American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1971-1987).
- LakePowell A reservoir of southern Utah and north-central Arizona formed by the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. It is the second-largest (after Lake Mead) artificial lake in the United States. The dam, built in 1964, is located in Arizona just south of the Utah border.
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- proper n. An English and Welsh patronymic surname, the Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel, son of Hywel.
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- n. 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)
- n. 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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