Barack Hussein Obama
Former US President Barack Hussein Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Hawaii, USA. He became the 44th president of the United States. He was sworn in as President on January 20, 2009. Obama was a junior senator from the state of Illinois and a Democratic candidate for the 2008 US presidency. Obama graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991, where he became the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review.
Prior to completing three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, Obama worked as a community organizer and practiced as a civil rights advocate. He also taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law from 1992 to 2004. After failing to win a seat in the US House of Representatives in 2000, he turned his attention to the US Senate in January 2003, where he won a landslide victory in March 2004 and was elected to the Senate in November 2003.
As a minority Democrat in the 109th Congress, he assisted in drafting the bill in support of conventional arms control and greater public accountability in the use of federal funds. Read more
Born in Honolulu, Obama is the son of a Kenyan black father and an American mother. He spent most of his early life in the US state of Hawaii. From the age of 6 to 10, he spent time in Jakarta, Indonesia, with his mother and Indonesian stepfather. As a child, he was called Barry. After returning to Honolulu, he started living in his mother’s house.
In 1995, his mother died of cancer. Obama married Michelle in 1992 and had two daughters, Malia and Sasha. Obama’s foster mother (Madeline Dunham) also died on November 2, 2008 at the age of 86.