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Larry Wilkerson

AKA Lawrence B. Wilkerson

Born: 15-Jun-1945
Birthplace: Gaffney, SC

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Former aide to Colin Powell

Military service: US Army (1966-97)

Chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell (2002-05).

Reacting to remarks by John H. Sununu that Powell's 2012 endorsement of Obama was purely done on the racial grounds,

"My party, unfortunately, is the bastion of those people -- not all of them, but most of them -- who are still basing their positions on race. Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists, and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin, and that's despicable."[1]

[1] Comment made to Ed Schultz on MSNBC, 26 October 2012.

Wife: Barbara Wilkerson (m. 1966)

    High School: (Houston, TX)
    University: Bucknell University (dropped out 1966)
    University: BA English
    University: US Naval War College
    Teacher: US Naval War College
    Professor: George Washington University
    Professor: College of William and Mary

    US State Department Chief of Staff (2002-05)
    US State Department Policy Planning Staff (2001-02)
    The Constitution Project Liberty and Security Initiative
    Obama for America

    Taxi to the Dark Side (28-Apr-2007) · Himself
    No End in Sight (22-Jan-2007) · Himself

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