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Barack Obama II's Biography

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Full Name:

Barack Hussein Obama II

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Michelle; 2 Children: Malia, Sasha

Birth Date:

08/04/1961

Birth Place:

Honolulu, HI

Home City:

Chicago, IL

Religion:

United Church of Christ

JD, Harvard Law School, 1991

BA, Columbia University, 1983

President, United States of America, 2009-2017

Senator, United States Senate, 2005-2008

Keynote Speaker, Democratic National Convention, 2004

Senator, Illinois State Senate, 1996-2004

Former Professor, Constitutional Law, University of Chicago

Former Attorney, Sidley and Austin

Community Organizer, Chicago, 1985

Former Board Member, Center for Neighborhood and Technology

Former Member, Chicago Annenberg Challenge

Former Member, Cook County Bar Association

Former Member, Cook County Bar Association Community Law Project

Former President, Harvard Law Review

Former Board Member, Joyce Foundation

Former Member, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law

Former Member, Leadership for Quality Education

Former Board Member, Woods Fund of Chicago

Astrological Sign:

Leo

Awards:

100 most influential people in the world, Time Magazine, 2005

Harold Blake Walker Award, Christopher House, 2005

Rock the Nation Award, Rock the Vote, 2005

Nobel Peace Prize, 2009

Chairman's Award, National Association for the Advancement Colored People, 2005

Outstanding Legislator Award, Campaign for Better Health Care and Illinois Primary Health Care Association, 1998

Best Spoken Word Album, Grammy Award, 2008

10 people who will change the world, New Statesman, 2005

"40 Under 40" Award, Crain's Chicago Business, 1993

Monarch Award for Outstanding Public Service, 1994

Best Spoken Word Album, Grammy Award, 2006

Best Freshman Legislator Award, Independent Voters of Illinois, 1997

Current Car:

Ford Escape hybrid, Chrysler 300C

Date of Wedding Anniversary:

1992

Father's Name:

Barack Obama, Sr. (deceased)

Favorite Book:

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Moby Dick
Shakespeare's Tragedies
Parting the Waters, Gilead, by Robinson
Self-Reliance by Emerson
The Bible
Lincoln's Collected Writings

Favorite Food:

(to cook) Chili

Favorite Movie:

Casablanca
Godfather I and II
Lawrence of Arabia
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Favorite Musician:

Miles Davis
John Coltrane
Bob Dylan
Stevie Wonder
Johann Sebastian Bach (cello suites)
The Fugees

Favorite Quote:

"The Arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Favorite Sport:

Basketball

Favorite TV Shows:

Sportscenter
C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network)

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Basketball, writing, loafing with kids

Mother's Name:

Ann Dunham (deceased)

Personal Hero and Why:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mohandas Gandhi
Pablo Picasso
and John Coltrane

Pets (include names):

Dog; (Bo, Portuguese Water Dog)
Dog; (Sunny, Portuguese Water Dog)

Publications:

"Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance" (1995) "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" (2006) "It Takes a Nation: How Strangers Became Family in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina" (2006)

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