Barack Obama biography

Barack Obama

US President

1961 –

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Who is Barack Obama?

Barack Hussein Obama II (/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama served as a U.S. Senator representing the state of Illinois from January 2005 to November 2008, when he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. He served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004.

Famous Quotes:

  • Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
  • There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America - there's the United States of America.
  • I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.
  • If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
  • My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington.
  • Issues are never simple. One thing I'm proud of is that very rarely will you hear me simplify the issues.
  • My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success.
  • Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.
  • Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values.
  • A good GI bill would increase the recruit pool.

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Born
Aug 4, 1961
Honolulu
Also known as
  • Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.
  • Barack Hussein Obama
  • Obama
  • President Obama
  • Barack H. Obama II
  • Barack Hussein Obama II
  • Barack Obama II
  • President Barack Hussein Obama II
  • Sen. Barack Obama
  • Barak Obama
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Kenyan American
  • English American
  • Irish American
  • Multiracial American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Punahou School
    (1971 - 1979)
  • Occidental College
    (1979 - 1981)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University
    Political Science
    (Specialized in International relations)
    (1981 - 1983)
  • Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School
    (1988 - 1991)
  • Noelani Elementary School
    (1966 - 1967)
  • St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School
    (1968 - 1970)
  • State Elementary School Menteng 01
    (1970 - 1971)
Employment
  • University of Chicago
    (1993 - 2004)
  • Associate Attorney, Miner, Barnhill & Galland
    (1993 - 1996)
  • Associate Attorney, Sidley Austin
    (1988 - 1988)
  • Business International Corporation
    (1983 - 1984)
Lived in
  • Chicago
  • Honolulu
  • Jakarta
  • New York City
  • Washington, D.C.
  • White House

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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