Chris Powell is a columnist for the Journal Inquirer, a daily newspaper in Manchester, Connecticut, where he has worked since graduating from high school in 1967. He was managing editor of the newspaper from 1974 until retiring from that position in February this year. His column is published in newspapers throughout Connecticut. He is also secretarytreasurer of the Gold AntiTrust Action Committee Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to expose and oppose the manipulation of the gold market and related markets by central banks. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information and was its legislative chairman for many years. He is also a member of the Connecticut, Manchester, and Vernon historical societies and of the historic preservation group Connecticut Landmarks. He was the Republican nominee for state senator in the 4th Senate District in 1992.