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Michelle Obama, née Robinson, the wife of Barack Obama, was born on January 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois. She is a lawyer and was a University of Chicago Hospital Vice-President. She is the First Lady of the United States. Malia Obama and Sasha Obama Barack and Michelle Obama have two daughters: Malia Ann (pronounced /məˈliːə/), born on July 4, 1998,[7][8] and Natasha (known as Sasha) /ˈsɑːʃə/, born on June 7, 2001. Sasha is the youngest child to reside in the White House since John F. Kennedy, Jr, arrived as an infant in 1961.[9] Sasha is also the first White House resident born in the 21st century. Before his inauguration, President Obama published an open letter to his daughters in Parade magazine, describing what he wants for them and every child in America: "to grow up in a world with no limits on your dreams and no achievements beyond your reach, and to grow into compassionate, committed women who will help build that world."[10] While living in Chicago, they kept busy schedules, as the Associated Press reports: "soccer, dance and drama for Malia, gymnastics and tap for Sasha, piano and tennis for both."[11][12] In July 2008, the family gave an interview to the television series Access Hollywood; Obama later said they regretted allowing the children to be included.[13] Malia and Sasha attend the private Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, the same school as attended by Chelsea Clinton, Tricia Nixon Cox, and Archibald Roosevelt, and currently the grandchildren of Vice President Joe Biden.[14] The Obama girls began classes there on January 5, 2009.[15] While in Chicago, both attended the private University of Chicago Laboratory School.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha, and Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, April 13, 2009, as they wave from the South Portico of the White House to guests attending the White House Easter Egg Roll.[1]

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The family of Barack Obama is an extended clan of African American, English, Indonesian, and Kenyan (Luo) heritage known through the writings and political career of Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America,[2][3][4][5] and other reports. His immediate family is the First Family of the United States. The Obamas are the first First Family of African American descent in the United States and the youngest to enter the White House since the Kennedys. One columnist wrote, “Obama’s young, energetic family harks back to days of Camelot.”[6]


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Marian Shields Robinson Michelle Obama’s mother (birthname Marian Shields, born July 1937), now widowed, married Michelle’s father, Fraser Robinson, in 1960.[20][21] Robinson was formerly a secretary at Spiegel catalog and a bank. While Michelle and Barack Obama were campaigning in 2008, Robinson tended the Obama’s young children and she intends to do the same while in Washington, DC. Robinson is currently living in the White House itself as part of the First Family;[22] she is the first livein grandmother there since Elivera M. Doud during the Eisenhower administration.[23] Some media outlets have dubbed Robinson the "First Granny".[23][24]

The Obamas walking their dog, Bo.

Extended family
Maternal relations

Malia, Michelle and Sasha on stage at the 2008 Democratic National Convention In his victory speech on the night of his election, President Obama repeated his promise to Sasha and Malia to get a puppy to take with them to the White House.[16] However the selection of a dog was slow because Malia is allergic to animal dander;[17] the president subsequently said that the choice had been narrowed down to either a labradoodle or Portuguese Water Dog, and they hoped to find a shelter animal.[18] On April 12, 2009, it was reported that the Obamas had adopted a six-months old Portuguese water dog, named Bo by Malia and Sasha.[19]

Right-to-left: Barack Obama and Maya Soetoro with their mother Ann Dunham and grandfather Stanley Dunham in Hawaii (early 1970s) According to Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father, his great-grandmother Leona McCurry was part Native American, which Obama believed Leona held as a "source of considerable shame" and "blanched whenever someone mentioned the subject and hoped to carry the secret to her grave"; whereas McCurry’s daughter (Obama’s maternal grandmother) "would turn her head in profile to show off her beaked nose, which along with a pair of jetblack eyes, was offered as proof of Cherokee blood."[25] To date, no concrete evidence has surfaced of Cherokee heritage. Obama’s maternal heritage consists mostly of English


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Stanley Armour Dunham Grandfather of Barack Obama, born 1918, died 1992. World War II U.S. Army sergeant, furniture salesman in Hawaii. Charles T. Payne Great-uncle of Barack Obama, younger brother of Madelyn Dunham, born 1925. Served during World War II in the U.S. Army 89th Infantry Division.[27] Obama has often described Payne’s role in liberating Ohrdruf forced labor camp.[28] There was brief media attention when Obama mistakenly identified the camp as Auschwitz during the campaign.[29] Payne appeared in the visitor’s gallery at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, when his greatnephew was nominated for President.[30] He was the assistant director of the University of Chicago’s Library.[28] Maya Soetoro-Ng Half-sister of Barack Obama, born August 15, 1970, in Jakarta, Indonesia.[31] She has another halfbrother, Yusuf, and a half-sister, Aya, from her father’s second marriage. She is married to Konrad Ng, with whom she has a daughter, Suhaila. Maya SoetoroNg is a teacher in Hawaii.

Madelyn Dunham with her daughter Ann ancestry, with much smaller amounts of German, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Swiss, and French ancestry.[2] Ann Dunham Mother of Barack Obama born in 1942, died in 1995. Birthname Stanley Ann Dunham. Anthropologist in Hawaii and Indonesia. Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham Barack Obama’s maternal grandmother, born in 1922 and died on November 2, 2008.[26] She was a bank vice president in Hawaii. Obama said that when he was a child, his grandmother "read me the opening lines of the Declaration of Independence and told me about the men and women who marched for equality because they believed those words put to paper two centuries ago should mean something."[10]

Konrad Ng Brother-in-law of Barack Obama, born 1974. He is of Malaysian Chinese decendent,[32] and his parents are from Kudat and Sandakan, two small towns in Sabah, Malaysia. Ng and his younger brother, Perry, were born and raised in Burlington, Ontario.[33] Perry Ng works for the University of Ottawa.[32] He married Maya Soetoro-Ng at the end of 2003 in Hawaii.[34] They have one daughter, Suhaila.[35][36][37] Konrad Ng is now a US citizen.[38] He is an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii’s Academy of Creative Media.[39] Lolo Soetoro Stepfather of Barack Obama, born in Indonesia 1936, died 1987. He is the father of Maya Soetoro-Ng. After his divorce from President Obama’s mother, Soetoro married Erna Kustina. She bore him two children, Yusuf Aji Soetoro (b.


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1981) and Rahayu Nurmaida Soetoro (b. 1984).[40]

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(Dreams from my Father, 2004 edition, pp. 384-388, 439-440). Hussein Onyango Obama Barack Obama’s paternal grandfather (c. 1895–1979);[42] he worked as a mission cook. He joined the British Army during World War I. (One source gives 1870–1975 as his dates of birth and death based on his tombstone reading "Mzee Hussein Onyango Obama" in his home village.[43] The term "mzee" is a Kenyan honorific meaning "old man" or "elder.") However, in 1988 Barack Obama found a British document based on a 1928 ordinance showing his grandfather as 35 years old. The date of the document must have been around 1930, which means that his grandfather had indeed been born around 1895. (Dreams from my Father, 2004 edition, pp. 425-426). According to his third wife, Sarah, he originally converted to Catholicism, but took the name Hussein when he later converted to Islam; she said he passed the name, not the religion, on to his children.[44] Habiba Akumu Obama Also known as Akumu Nyanjoga.[45] Barack Obama’s paternal grandmother, and the second wife of Hussein Onyango Obama. She gave Onyango two children: Sarah and Barak (Barack Obama’s father). (Dreams from my Father, 2004 edition, p. 408). Her father was named Njango and she was born and raised in the Western Kenyan village of Karabondi.[46][47] She took the name Habiba upon her conversion to Islam. A photograph of her holding her son, Barack Sr, on her lap is on the cover of her grandson’s memoirs titled Dreams from My Father.[48] Sarah Onyango Obama Third wife of Obama’s paternal grandfather, born 1922.[43] She is known for short as Sarah Obama, but that may confuse her with her step-niece of the same name, Sarah Obama, a daughter of Onyango’s second wife, Akumu [49] and sometimes referred to as Sarah Ogwel, Sarah Hussein Obama or Sarah Anyango Obama,[50] she lives in Nyang’oma Kogelo village, 30 miles west of western

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The Obamas are members of the Luo, Kenya’s third-largest ethnic group, which is part of a larger family of ethnic groups, collectively also known as Luo. This group belongs to the Eastern Sudanic branch of the Nilo-Saharan phylum. The Obama family is largely concentrated in the western province of Nyanza.

Front row (left to right): Auma Obama (Barack’s half-sister), Kezia Obama (Barack’s step-mother), Sarah Hussein Onyango Obama (third wife of Barack’s paternal grandfather), Zeituni Onyango (Barack’s aunt) Back row (left to right): Said Obama (Barack’s uncle), Barack Obama, Abongo [Roy] Obama (Barack’s half-brother), unidentified woman, Bernard Obama (Barack’s halfbrother), Abo Obama (Barack’s half-brother). Barack Obama, Sr. Barack Obama’s father, (1936–1982). Government economist in Kenya. In addition to President Obama, Barack Obama Sr. fathered six other sons and a daughter.[41] Sarah Obama Aunt of U.S. President Barack Obama and elder sister of his father, born 1933 to Hussein Onyango and Habiba Akumu Obama. (Dreams from my Father, 2004 edition, p. 408). Billy Cousin of U.S. President Barack Obama. His mother’s name was Salina, but their last name is not given, nor are their dates of birth. He died of AIDS in 1991.


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Kenya’s main town, Kisumu, on the edge of Lake Victoria.[51][52] Although not a blood relation, Barack Obama calls her "Granny Sarah".[50][53] Sarah, who speaks Luo and only a few words of English, communicates with President Obama through an interpreter. On July 4, 2008, she attended the United States Independence Day celebrations in Nairobi, hosted by Michael Ranneberger, the US ambassador in Kenya.[54] During the campaign she protested attempts to portray Obama as a foreigner to the United States or a Muslim, saying that while Obama’s grandfather had been a Muslim, "In the world of today, children have different religions from their parents."[44] Sarah Obama herself is "a strong believer of the Islamic faith,” in her words.[55] Kezia Obama First wife of Barack Obama’s father, born c. 1940. She is Barack Obama Sr.’s first wife, whom he married in Kenya before studying abroad in the United States. Also known as Kezia Grace Obama.[56][57] She currently lives in Bracknell, Berkshire, England.[58][59] On March 22, 2009 Kezia made a guest appearance on the British television show Chris Moyles’ Quiz Night.[60] Her sister, Jane, is the ’Auntie Jane’ mentioned at the very start of Dreams from My Father when she telephoned President Obama to inform him that his father had been killed in a car accident.[61] Malik Obama Barack Obama’s half-brother, also known as Abongo or Roy, born c. March, 1958,[58] son of Barack Obama, Sr. with his first wife, Kezia.[62] Malik Obama was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya.[63] He earned a degree in accounting from the University of Nairobi.[64] He met his half-brother for the first time in 1985[63] when Barack flew from Chicago to Washington, D.C. to visit him.[65] Malik and his halfbrother Barack were best men at each other’s weddings.[63] Barack Obama brought his wife Michelle to Kenya three

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years later, and they met with Malik again while Barack was introducing Michelle to many other new relatives.[66] Although much of the Obama family has dispersed throughout Kenya and overseas, most, including Malik Obama, still considered their rural village on the shores of Lake Victoria to be their true home, and feel that those who have left the village have become culturally "lost".[67] A frequent visitor to the United States,[66] and consultant in Washington, D.C. for several months per year,[63] he nevertheless settled in the Obamas’ ancestral home, Nyang’oma Kogelo, a village of several hundred people that he prefers to the city for its slow pace.[63] He runs a small electronics shop a half hour drive outside of town.[63] During his brother’s presidential campaign, Malik Obama was a spokesman for the extended Obama family in Kenya, dealing with safety and privacy concerns arising from increased attention from the press.[68]

Auma Obama Barack Obama’s half-sister, born c. 1960.[69] As of July 2008, development worker in Kenya.[70] She studied German at the University of Heidelberg from 1981 to 1987. After her graduation in Heidelberg she went on for graduate studies at the University of Bayreuth, which awarded her a PhD in 1996. Her dissertation was about the conception of labor in Germany and its literary reflections.[70] Auma Obama lives in London, and in 1996 married an Englishman, Ian Manners. They have a daughter named Akinyi (b. 1997).[70]Ridley, Jane (March 30, 2009). "President Obama’s British Step-mom, Kezia Obama, proud her son is meeting Queen". Daily News. politics/2009/03/30/ 2009-03-30_president_obamas_british_stepmom_kezi Retrieved on April 2, 2009. </ref> Abo Obama Barack Obama’s alleged half-brother also known as Samson Obama[71], born 1968. In his memoirs, Dreams from My


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Father, President Obama and the rest of the Obama family doubt Abo and Bernard are the biological sons of Barack Obama, Sr. Mobile phone shop manager in Kenya.[72] He was barred from entering the United Kingdom after receiving a police caution for a public order offence; he was also accused of but not prosecuted for sexual assault. At the time he had been living illegally in the UK.[73][74] Bernard Obama Barack Obama’s alleged half-brother, born 1970. In his memoirs, Dreams from My Father, President Obama and the rest of the Obama family doubt Abo and Bernard are the biological sons of Barack Obama, Sr. He had been an auto parts supplier in Nairobi, Kenya, and has one child. Bernard converted to Islam as an adult and has said: "I’m a Muslim, I don’t deny it. My father was raised a Muslim. But it’s not an issue. I don’t know what all the hullabaloo is about."[75] He currently resides in Bracknell, England, with his mother Kezia.[75] Ruth Ndesandjo Born Ruth Nidesand, in US c. 1940s, Barack Obama Sr.’s third wife and a private kindergarten director in Kenya.[76] Ruth’s two sons with Barack Obama, Sr., are Mark and David Ndesandjo; her third son, Joseph Ndesandjo, was born c. 1980 from a subsequent marriage to a Tanzanian.[77][78] Mark Ndesandjo Barack Obama’s half-brother, son of Ruth Nidesand and Barack Obama Sr.[79] He runs an Internet company called WorldNexus that advises Chinese corporations how best to reach international customers.[80] Mark graduated from Brown University, studied physics at Stanford University, received an MBA from Emory University, and has lived in Shenzhen, China since 2002 and is married to a Chinese woman from Henan Province named Liu Zue Hua.[81][82] He is also an accomplished pianist.[83]

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David Ndesandjo David Ndesandjo Barack Obama’s half-brother (also known as David Opiyo Obama), son of Ruth Nidesand and Barack Obama Sr. Killed in a motorcycle accident.[84] George Hussein Onyango Obama Youngest half-brother of Barack Obama, born c.1982, son of Barack Obama Sr.[85] and Jael (now a resident of Atlanta, Georgia).[86][87] George was six months old when his father died in an automobile accident, after which he was raised in Nairobi by his mother and a French step-father. He later lived in South Korea for two years while his mother resided there for business reasons.[86] Returning to Kenya, George Obama "slept rough for several years," until his aunt gave him a six-by-eight foot corrugated metal shack in the Nairobi, Kenya, slum of Huruma Flats.[86] As of August 2008, Obama was studying to become a mechanic.[86] George received little attention until being featured in an article in the Italian language edition of Vanity Fair in August 2008, which portrayed him as living in poverty, shame, and obscurity.[88] The article


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quoted Obama as saying that he lived "on less than a dollar a month" and stated that he "does not mention his famous half-brother in conversation" out of shame at his poverty.[89] In later interviews George contradicted this picture. In an interview with The Times, Obama "said that he was furious at subsequent reports that he had been abandoned by the Obama family and that he was filled with shame about living in a slum."[87] He told The Times, "Life in Huruma is good." Obama said that he expects no favors, that he was supported by relatives, and that reports he lived on a dollar a month were "all lies by people who don’t want my brother to win.”[87] He told The Telegraph that he was inspired by his half-brother.[86] According to Time, George "has repeatedly denied...that he feels abandoned by Obama."[90] CNN quoted him as saying, "I was brought up well. I live well even now. The magazines, they have exaggerated everything... I think I kind of like it here. There are some challenges, but maybe it is just like where you come from, there are the same challenges."[88] George’s reported poverty was seized on by conservative critics of Barack Obama. Columnist Dinesh D’Souza solicited donations for George Obama from his readers,[91] while Jerome Corsi planned to give him a $1,000 check during a trip to Kenya (Corsi was expelled from the country by immigration authorities).[90] Omar Obama Half-uncle of Barack Obama,[92] born on June 3, 1944 in Nyang’oma Kogelo. Oldest son of Onyango and Sarah Obama, resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Zeituni Onyango Half-aunt of Barack Obama,[93] born May 29, 1952, in Kenya,[94] Onyango is referred to as "Aunti Zeituni" in President Obama’s memoir, Dreams from My Father.[95] Yusuf Obama Half-uncle of Barack Obama,[92] born c. 1950s in Nyang’oma Kogelo; son of Onyango and Sarah Obama.

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Sayid Obama Half-uncle of Barack Obama,[92][96] born c. 1950s in Nyang’oma Kogelo; son of Onyango and Sarah Obama.

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Fraser Robinson, Sr. (1884–1936) of South Carolina, shown in an old photo along with his wife, Rosella Cohen Robinson, in its background Barack Obama has called his wife Michelle "the most quintessentially American woman I know."[3] Her family is of African American heritage, descendents of Africans of the American Colonial Era.[3] Michelle Obama’s family history traces back from slavery to Reconstruction to the Great Migration North. Some of Michelle’s relatives still reside in South Carolina. Michelle’s earliest known relative is her great-great grandfather Jim Robinson, born in the 1850s, who was an American slave on the Friendfield plantation in South Carolina. The family believes that after the Civil War he remained a Friendfield plantation sharecropper for the rest of his life and that he was buried there in an unmarked grave.[3] Jim had two sons, Gabriel and Fraser, Michelle Obama’s great-grandfather. Fraser had an arm amputated as a result of a boyhood injury. He worked as a shoemaker, newspaper salesman and in a lumber mill and was married to Rosella Cohen.[3] Carrie Nelson, Gabriel Robinson’s daughter, now 80, is the oldest living Robinson and the keeper of family lore.[3] At least three of Michelle Obama’s greatuncles served in the military of the United


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States. One aunt moved to Princeton, New Jersey, where she worked as a maid, and cooked Southern-style meals for Michelle and her brother, Craig, when they were students at Princeton University. Craig Robinson Michelle Obama’s brother, born 1962. He is currently head coach of men’s basketball at Oregon State University.[97] Fraser C. Robinson III Michelle Obama’s father, born 1935, died 1991, married Michelle’s mother, Marian Shields, in 1960.[21][98] Robinson was a pump worker at the City of Chicago water plant.[3] Fraser Robinson, Jr. Michelle Obama’s grandfather was born on August 24, 1912 in Georgetown, South Carolina, and died on November 9, 1996, aged 84. He was a good student and orator, but moved from South Carolina to Chicago to find better work than he could find at home, eventually becoming a worker for the United States Postal Service. He was married to LaVaughn Johnson. When he retired, they moved back to South Carolina.[3] Capers C. Funnye Jr. Michelle Obama’s first cousin once removed: Funnye’s mother, Verdelle Robinson Funnye (born Verdelle Robinson; August 22, 1930 – April 16, 2000) and Michelle Obama’s paternal grandfather, Fraser Robinson Jr., were siblings. One of America’s most prominent African American rabbis, known for acting as a bridge between mainstream Jewry and African Americans.[99]

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16. Opiyo

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2. Barack Hussein Obama, Sr.

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24. Jacob William Dunham 12. Ralph Waldo Emerson Dunham, Sr.

15. Leona Belle McCurry 31. Margaret Belle Wright Robinson

25. Mary Ann Kearney 6. Stanley Armour Dunham 26. Harry Ellington Armour 13. Ruth Lucille Armour 27. Gabriella Clark 3. Stanley Ann Dunham 28. Charles T. Payne 14. Rolla Charles Payne 29. Della L. Wolfley 7. Madelyn Lee Payne 30. Thomas Creekmore McCurry 3. Marian L. Shields 1. Michelle LaVaughn Robinson 2. Fraser C. Robinson III

8. Fraser Robinson, Sr. 4. Fraser Robinson, Jr. 9. Rosella Cohen

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Distant relations
See also: List of United States Presidents by genealogical relationship According to genealogists, Barack Obama’s distant cousins include the multitude of descendants of his maternal ancestors from all along the early-American Atlantic seaboard as well as paternal, Kenyan relations belonging to the Luo tribe, many descending from a 17th century ancestor named Owiny.[100][101] For example, George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. president, is the eleventh cousin of Barack Obama.[102] The New York Times science writer Nicholas Wade argues that with eleven generations leading back to their common progenitor, Samuel Hinckley, the relationship between the 43rd President and the 44th President is "genetically meaningless".[103]

See also
• U.S. Presidential genealogical relationships • New England Historic Genealogical Society • Gary Boyd Roberts

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External links
• "Fashionable first daughters, Malia and Sasha" (New York Daily News news photos) • Barack Obama’s Family Tree - Photo Essays - TIME • "Though Obama Had to Leave to Find Himself, It Is Hawaii That Made His Rise Possible," by David Maraniss • Barack Obama’s Branch-y Family Tree by Jake Tapper • "Obama Family Tree" series, by Scott Fornek • "Six Degrees of Barack Obama" • "Notes on the Ancestry of Senator Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.," by Gary Boyd Roberts • "Obama, Clinton and McCain have some famous relations," by The Associated Press • "Obama’s Patriotic Family Tree," by Bill Brehm

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