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BARACK OBAMA
44th President of the United States
Born 1961

* Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961.
* His parents were both students at the University of Hawaii.
* His father, BarackObama Sr, was a black man from Kenya, and his mother Ann Dunham, a white woman, had grown up in Kansas.
* When he was ten years old he went to live with his grandparents (his mother's parents)who had moved to Hawaii.
* While attending school in Hawaii he was one of only three black students in the school.
* His father died in a car accident in 1982.
* After graduating fromhigh school he attended college in Los Angeles and then graduated from Columbia University in New York.
* In Chicago he worked with low-income families and housing development.
* Next heattended law school at Harvard and became a civil rights lawyer. He also taught at the University of Chicago Law School.
| | * In 1992 he married Michelle Robinson * Six years later theirfirst daughter Malia Ann was born. * Three years after that they had a second daughter, Natasha whom they call "Sasha".
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* Barack's mother Ann died of cancer in 1994at the age of fifty-two.
* In 1996 he was elected to the Illinois State Senate, and eight years later he was elected to the United States Senate.
* In 2004, the year John Kerry wasnominated to run for President on the Democratic ticket, Obama gave the keynote speech at the Democratic convention. He gave a very impressive speech, and people at that time took note of his leadershipability.
* In 2007 he announced he would run for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. * On election day November 4, 2008 an early victory was achieved and Barack Obamabecame the first African American to ever be elected to the highest office in the land, the presidency. It was a truly historical event in the country. * Unfortunately his beloved grandmother,Madelyn...
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