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Obama, Barack Hussein Jr.

Born: 1961 AD
Currently alive, at 60 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers, Political Leader, Politician, Senator

1961 – Barack Obama was born on the 4th of August in Honolulu, Hawaii. His parents

– Barack Hussein Obama Sr. from Kenya, and Ann Dunham of Wichita, Kansas

– Met while both were attending the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. American politician.

1963 – His parents got divorced. His mother married an Indonesian student, and when Obama was 6 years old they moved to Jakarta.

1971 – Obama returned to Hawaii to live with his maternal grandparents.

1979 – He was enrolled in the fifth grade at Punahou School where he graduated from high school at 18 years old.

1983 – He majored in political science in Columbia University, with a specialization in international relations.

1984 – He worked for a year at Business International Corporation before he moved to Chicago to a job with a non-profit organization local churches organize job training programs for residents of poor neighborhoods.

1991 – He was elected president of the Harvard Law Review.

– He obtained his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude.

1992 – Married to Michelle Obama on October 18th.

1996 – Elected to the Illinois State Senate representing the 13th District in the south side neighborhood of Hyde Park in Chicago.

2002 – He rededicated his efforts to the Illinois state Senate. In his campaign, he ran unopposed. Obama authored a law requiring police to videotape interrogations for crimes punishable by the death penalty. He also pushed through legislation that would force insurance companies to cover routine mammograms.

2003 – In January, democrats regained control of the chamber, and Senator Obama was named chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

2004 – At the Democratic National Convention, he delivered the keynote address. At this time he was still serving in the Illinois State Senate.

– In November, he was elected to the US Senate as a Democrat by a landslide in a presidential election year marked by Republican gains.

2007 – On the 16th of January, he took his first step toward a run for the White House opening an presidential exploratory committee.

– He became a United States Senator from Illinois. He is the fifth African-American Senator in United States history.

2008 – Candidate for the Democratic nomination in the United States presidential election.

– On November 4th, he became the President Elect and will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.

2009 – He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 9 October for his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms and strengthen international diplomacy.