Barack Obama

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Date of Birth August 4, 1961
Place of Birth Honolulu, Hawaii
Age 59 years old
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Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004. Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. After graduating from Columbia University in 1983, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. In 1988, he enrolled in Harvard Law School, where he was the first black person to be president of the Harvard Law Review. After graduating, he became a civil rights attorney and an academic, teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. Turning to elective politics, he represented the 13th district in the Illinois Senate from 1997 until 2004, when he ran for the U.S. Senate.

Born: Barack Hussein Obama II, August 4, 1961, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party: Democratic
Children: Malia, Sasha
Parents: Barack Obama Sr, Ann Dunham
Relatives: Family of Barack Obama
Residence: Kalorama (Washington, D.C.)
Education: Punahou School
Alma mater: Columbia University (BA), Harvard University (JD)
Occupation: Politician, lawyer, author
Vice President: Joe Biden
Preceded by: George W. Bush
Succeeded by: Donald Trump
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About Barack Obama

44th President of the United States who became the first African-American to hold the office. He became known for his economic stimulus legislation and healthcare reform.

Barack Obama Before Fame

He spent four years in Jakarta as a child where he learned to speak Indonesian and was introduced to dog meat, snake meat, and roasted grasshopper. He later taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago from 1992 until 2004.

Achievement of Barack Obama

He served three terms in the 13th District of the Illinois Senate from 1997 until 2004. He ran for the United States House of Representatives in 2000, but was defeated. He represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 2005 to 2008.

Barack Obama Family Life

His mother Ann Dunham was born in Kansas and his father Barack Obama Sr. was born in Kenya. They married in Hawaii in 1961 and separated later that year. He married Michelle Obama in October 1992. He and Michelle have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

Associations of Barack Obama

He defeated Republican candidate John McCain to win the presidency in 2008.

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