Barack Obama

18 Feb

Barack Hussein Obama is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama was the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 2005 until he resigned following his election to the presidency.Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review. He worked as a community organizer in Chicago prior to earning his law degree, and practiced as a civil rights attorney in Chicago before serving three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. He also taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. Following an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, Obama was elected to the Senate in November 2004. Obama delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004.barack-obama-by-christopher-wink-mar-20081

Detailed info:

Relationship Status:
Married to
Michelle Obama
August 4, 1961
Religious Views:
Basketball, writing, spending time w/ kids
Favorite Music:
Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder,
Johann Sebastian Bach (cello suites), and The Fugees
Favorite Movies:
Casablanca, Godfather I & II, Lawrence of Arabia and
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Favorite Books:
Song of Solomon (Toni Morrison), Moby Dick,
Shakespeare’s Tragedies, Parting the Waters, Gilead (Robinson), Self-Reliance (Emerson), The Bible, Lincoln’s Collected Writings
Favorite TV Shows:
Favorite Quotations:
“The Arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends
towards justice.” (MLK)

Work Info

President of the United States
Time Period:
January 2009 – Present

United States Senate
Time Period:
January 2005 – November 2008

Education Info

Grad School:

* Harvard ’91


* Columbia ’83
Political Science, with a concentration in International Relations
Occidental ’83

Contact Info


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