AKA Lawrence B. Wilkerson
Birthplace: Gaffney, SC
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
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."
 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
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
Taxi to the Dark Side (28-Apr-2007) · Himself
No End in Sight (22-Jan-2007) · Himself
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