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Biography on Francis Gary Powers, Jr.

Born June 5, 1965, in Burbank, California, he is the son of Francis Gary and Claudia E. "Sue" Powers. Gary holds a Bachelors’ of Arts Degree in Philosophy from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration / Certification in Non-profit Management from George Mason University (GMU), Fairfax, Virginia. As President for the Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce, Gary is dedicated to strengthening the business and professional community in Vienna and the surrounding area. In this position, he oversees the day-to-day operation of the Chamber and organizes quality events for Chamber members and the community.

In 1996, Gary founded the Cold War Museum and Memorial to honor Cold War Veterans and preserve Cold War history. Currently, a mobile exhibit travels internationally that displays historical artifacts associated with the U-2 Incident of May 1960. The traveling exhibit promotes interest in the creation of a permanent Cold War Museum that will exhibit artifacts and memorabilia associated with various Cold War events from the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union. In conjunction with the Museum, a "Cold War Memorial" will honor the men and women who worked towards the preservation of Democracy during the Cold War from 1945 to 1991.


Francis Gary Powers, Sr. and Francis Gary Powers, Jr.

Francis Gary Powers, Francis Gary Powers, Jr., Sister Dee, Sue Powers, c:1970

My Dad and Me Dad, Me, My Sister Dee, & Mom (Sue)


Gary Jr. and sister Dee with their mom, Sue at the 1993 Roadrunner Reunion
My sister Dee, Mom, and Me

Gary, Jennifer & son Trey Powers




Francis Gary Powers, Jr. - Founder

The Cold War Museum

P.O. Box 178

Fairfax, VA 22030

P-(703) 273-2381 / F-(703) 273-4903

www.coldwar.org / gpowersjr@coldwar.org

For more information on the Vienna Regional Chamber of Commerce, please call (703) 281-1333 or visit www.viennacc.org. For more information on the Cold War Museum and Memorial, please call (703) 273-2381 or visit www.coldwar.org.




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