Barack Obama Sr.
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Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (abt. 1934 - 1982)

Barack Hussein Obama Sr.
Born about in Alego, Kenyamap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [private sister (1930s - unknown)] and [half]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 2 Feb 1961 (to 1964) in Maui, Hawaiimap
Husband of [private wife (1930s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private son (unknown - unknown)], , , [private son (1960s - unknown)], and [private son (1970s - unknown)]
Died at about age 48 in Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenyamap
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Profile last modified | Created 7 Apr 2009 | Last significant change: 13 Mar 2023
00:44: Anne (Champion de Crespigny) Young edited the Biography for Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (abt.1934-1982). ({{Kenya Sticker}}) [Thank Anne for this]
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Barack Obama Sr. was born in Kenya

Barack Obama's date of birth is unclear. His earliest school records bear no birth date. His University of Hawaii transcript records his birth date as 18 June 1934. His marriage certificate and résumés indicate he was born in 1936. U.S. immigration records show his year of birth as both 1934 and 1936. Family members say they believe he was born in 1936.

Barack Obama's father (1934–1982), son of Onyango and second wife Habiba Akumu Obama. Educated in the US at the University of Hawai'i and Harvard University, he returned to Kenya, where he became an economist with the government, serving in the ministries of transportation and finance. Obama Sr. was married a total of three times and fathered a daughter and at least four sons in addition to Barack II.

Barack Obama Sr., was a Luo from Nyang'oma Kogelo, Kenya. President Obama's parents met in 1960 in a Russian language class at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where his father was a foreign student on Maui. They separated when, in late August 1961, Obama's mother moved with their newborn son to attend the University of Washington in Seattle for a year. During that time, Obama Sr. completed his undergraduate economics degree in Hawaii in June 1962, then left to attend graduate school at Harvard University on a scholarship. Obama's parents divorced in March 1964. Obama Sr. returned to Kenya in 1964 where he remarried; he visited Barack in Hawaii only once, in 1971. He died in an automobile accident in 1982, his son being 21 years old at that time."


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Just made two little edits to 3rd paragraph, second sentence of bio -- no change to meaning, just took out a repeated "on" and fixed the previous run-on sentence by adding period at end of the word Maui and capitalizing the next word, "they". Pretty sure that neither of these copy edits are going to be controversial, I just wanted to alert the project managers as a courtesy.

NB: There's also an extra quote mark at the end of the bio -- I'm guessing that's just an overlooked copy edit, but I defer to the project managers on whether the whole paragraph or the whole bio needs a starting quote mark, nor whether the orphaned quote mark just needs to be deleted. Thank you to the wonderful WikiTree project managers who make so many good things happen!

posted by Kathy (Foote) Durham
If his birthdate is unclear (as per the FIRST line of this bio) then why do we provide a precise birthdate, and set it as Certain? Logically, that's self-inconsistent.
posted by Isaac Taylor
shouldn't this profile be at least public? (just curious)
posted by Zachary Jon Smith
Obama-35 and Obama-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same child
Why is this profile on Yellow Privacy?
posted by Vincent Piazza
Broken links please fix....
posted by [Living Sälgö]
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Vicki N

Please add to this profile. Thanks!!
posted by Arik Russell

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