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Career

Government of the United States of America
2008–present
44th President of the United States Washington, District of Columbia USA
20052008
United States Senator from Ilinois United States Senate
Illinois General Assembly
19972004
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th District Illinois State Senate
University of Chicago Law School
19962004
Senior Lecturer (taught constitutional law) Chicago, Illinois USA
19921996
Lecturer (taught constitutional law) Chicago, Illinois USA
19911992
Visiting Law and Government Fellow Chicago, Illinois USA
Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland
19962004
Of Counsel Chicago, Illinois USA
19931996
Associate Chicago, Illinois USA
Project Vote
1992
Director Chicago, Illinois USA
Hopkins & Sutter
1990
Associate Chicago, Illinois USA
Sidley Austin LLP
1989
Associate Chicago, Illinois USA
Developing Communities Project
19851988
Director Chicago, Illinois USA
New York Public Interest Research Group
19841985
Project Coordinator New York, New York USA
Business International Corporation
19831984
Research Associate Financial Services Division / New York, New York USA

Directorships

19942002
Woods Fund of Chicago Chicago, Illinois USA Board of Directors
19942002
The Joyce Foundation Chicago, Illinois USA Board of Directors
19952002
Chicago Anneberg Challenge Chicago, Illinois USA Board of Directors Founding President and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Professional memberships

19912007
Illinois Bar Association Chicago, Illinois, USA Member

Accomplishments of note

2012
Author, nonfiction: The Wit and Wisdom of Barack Obama: A Book of Quotations Publisher: Beta Nu Publishing
2010
Author, children's nonfiction: Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers / New York, New York USA with illustrations by Loren Long Proceeds from the sale of the book are donated to a scholarship fund for the children of fallen and disabled US service personnel
2008
Author, nonfiction: Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise Publisher: Broadway Books / New York, New York USA
2008
First African-American President of the United States Washington, District of Columbia USA
2008
Author, nonfiction: Barack Obama: What He Believes in from His Own Work Publisher: Arc Manor LLC / Rockville, Maryland USA
2007
Author, nonfiction: Barack Obama in His Own Words Publisher: PublicAffairs / New York, New York USA with Lisa Rogak (Editor)
2006
Author: The Audacity of Hope / Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream Publisher: Crown/Three Rivers Press / New York, New York USA Outlines Obama's political and spiritual beliefs; rose to  # 1 on the New York Times and Amazon.com Bestsellers Lists
1995
Author, memoir: Dreams from My Father / A Story of Race and Inheritance Publisher: Times Books / New York, New York USA
1989
First African-American President of the Harvard Law Review Harvard Law School / Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

Professional honors and awards

2009
The Nobel Peace Prize Norwegian Nobel Committee on behalf of the estate of Alfred Nobel "For his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples"

Community

Community honors and awards

2014
Barack Obama College Preparatory High School / New selective enrollment Chicago public high school named after the President City of Chicago (Mayor Rahm Emanuel) New selective enrollment Chicago public high school named after the President
Nationality
American
Politics
Democrat
Denomination
Baptized into the United Church of Christ (UCC) ; currently worships with a Southern Baptist pastor at Camp David
Evergreen Chapel, Camp David, Maryland USA
Sports
American football and soccer, baseball, basketball and golf
Avocation
Writing
Hobbies
Playing basketball with his friends, playing golf, and reading

Education

Primary school
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School
Tebet, Jakarta Indonesia
Secondary school
Panahou School Honolulu, Hawaii USA 19711979
University
Columbia University New York City, New York USA Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Political Science with a specialty in international relations 19811983
College
Occidental College Los Angeles, California USA 19791981
Law School
Harvard Law School Cambridge, Massachusetts USA Juris Doctorate (J.D.) magna cum laude Law 19881991 Editor of the Harvard Law Review
Native language
English
Certificate/License
Admitted to the Bar of the State of Illinois
Issued by
Supreme Court of Illinois 19912007

Honorary Degrees

2014
University of Johannesburg Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa LL.D. Doctor of Laws
2010
Hampton University Hampton, Virginia USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
2010
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
2009
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
2008
Wesleyan University Middletown, Connecticut USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
2007
Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, New Hampshire USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
2006
Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
2006
Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
2006
University of Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
2005
Knox College Galesburg, Illinois USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
August 4, 1961
Gender
Male
Place of birth
 Honolulu, Hawaii  USA
Marital status
Married

Marriage

1992–present
Michelle Obama 2 children Malia Ann Obama (1998) Natasha Obama (2001)

Parents

Father
Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (1936 - 1982)
Mother
Stanley Ann (Dunham) Obama (1942 - 1995)

Grandparents

Father's father
Hussein Onyango OBAMA (1895 - 1979)
Father's mother
Habiba Akumu (Nyanjoga) Obama (1918 - 2006)
Mother's father
Stanley Armour DUNHAM (1918 - 1992)
Mother's mother
Madelyn Lee (Payne) Dunham (1922 - 2008)

Ancestry

Kenyan, English, German, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Swiss, and French