Barack Obama Biography

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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Barack Obama
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Politician, Lawyer, Writer, Author, Law professor
Ethnicity:
Kenyan American, English American, Irish American, Mu
Religion:
Christianity
Date of Birth:
August 4, 1961 (58)
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Marriages
Barack Obama Timeline
  • 2008-08-27
    Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States
  • 2008-11-04
    Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States
  • 2008-12-09
    The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency
  • 2009-01-20
    Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States' first African-American president
  • 2010-12-22
    The repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, was signed into law by President Barack Obama.
  • 2011-04-27
    U.S. President Barack Obama, coerced by incessant false "birther" accusations, publicly releases a copy of his birth certificate
  • 2012-04-03
    US President Barack Obama officially secures Democratic presidential nomination
  • 2012-05-09
    United States President Barack Obama officially states his support for same sex marriage
  • 2012-09-06
    Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for US President
  • 2012-11-06
    Barack Obama re-elected as US President
  • 2012-11-10
    The final US presidential election results are declared after Barack Obama wins Florida to defeate Mitt Romney 332-206 in Electoral College votes
  • 2013-04-23
    A 1% flash crash hits the US stock market after a news agency was hacked and claimed injury to President Obama
  • 2014-02-21
    US President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama
  • 2014-11-06
    The Republicans win control of the US Senate in mid-term elections, increasing its power in the final two years of Obama's presidency
  • 2014-11-08
    US President Obama authorises deployment of 1500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants
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