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Barack Obama Student Name: Sean Thompson Who is Barack Obama? Barack Hussein Obama II born August 4, 1961 Barack Obama was born at the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, Hawaii to Barack Hussein Obama Sr., and Ann Dunham, a White American from Wichita. His parents met in 1960 while attending the University of Hawaii. The couple married February 2, 1961; they separated when Obama was two years old and subsequently divorced in 1964.Obama's father returned to Kenya and saw his son only once more before dying in an car Accident. His Mother died of Ovarian Cancer in 1995. EARLY LIFE A graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, he became the first African American to serve as president of the Harvard Law Review. Obama worked as a Community organizer and practiced as a Civil Rights attorney before serving three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. He taught Constitutional law the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT • His an American Politician and the winner of the Presidential Election of November. 4,2008. • He is expected to take office as the Forty-Fourth President of the United States on January 20, 2009.
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