Barack Obama
Barack Obama

About Barack Obama
Barack Obama is a 45 year old United States Senator from Illinois. He was born in Hawaii to Barack Obama, Sr. a Harvard-educated economist of Nyangoma-Kogelo, Kenya, and Ann Dunham of Wichita, Kansas, an anthropologist. Baracks father is a black and his mother is white. When Obama was two years old, his parents divorced. His mother then married an Indonesian foreign student, moving to Jakarta with Obama when he was six years old. Four years later, Obama returned to Hawaii under the care of his maternal grandparents. He was enrolled in the fifth grade at Punahou School, where he graduated from high school in 1979.

Barack studied at Occidental College then transferred to Columbia University. Received law degree from Harvard University magna cum laude, where he became the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a lecturer on constitutional law, University of Chicago; member, Illinois State senate 1997-2004; elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 2004 for term beginning January 3, 2005. Obama became a Christian, breaking with his father's Muslim faith, and joined the Trinity United Church of Christ.

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Book Excerpt: Barack Obama
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