Barack Obama Jr.
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Barack Obama Jr.

President Barack H. Obama Jr.
Born 1960s.
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Brother of [private brother (unknown - unknown)] [half], [half], [private brother (1960s - unknown)] [half], [half], [private brother (1970s - unknown)] [half] and [private sister (1970s - unknown)] [half]
Father of [private daughter (1990s - unknown)] and
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Barack Obama Jr. was the President of the United States.
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Preceded by
43rd President
George W. Bush




Preceded by
Peter Fitzgerald
Barack Obama
44th President
of the United States
Presidential Seal
2009—2017

US Senator (Class 3)
from Illinois
Seal of the US Senate
2005—2008
Succeeded by
45th President
Donald Trump




Succeeded by
Roland Burris

Biography

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Barack Obama Jr. is a part of US Black heritage.

President Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961 in Honolulu Hawaii. President Obama is the only child from the marriage between Barack H. Sr. and Ann (Dunham) Obama. President Obama's parents were both attending University of Hawaii in Honolulu when they met.

President Obama served as the junior United States Senator from Illinois from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008.

In the 2008 general election, he defeated Republican candidate John McCain and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009.

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posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
... up, with courage and clear purpose, they somehow managed to change the world."

Meltzer, Brad, Heroes for my son, pgs 86-87, Harper Collins Publishing

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
He was the son of a Kenyan economist and a girl from Kansas, raised by white grandparents in a cramped two bedroom apartment in Hawaii, rebellious and worked at Baskin-Robbins. He was idealistic and wanted to make a difference while in college and after graduating. He was a law professor and struggled with his father's memory. As a senator, he preferred the power of hope and he is proof anyone can be president in the United States. He is quoted as saying "I will never forget that the only reason I'm standing here today is because somebody, somewhere stood up for me when it was risky. Stood up when it was hard. Stood up when it wasn't popular. And because that somebody stood up, A few more stood up. And then a few thousand stood up. And then a few million stood up. And standing ...
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
"Obama is the 11th great-grandson of John Punch, ... the first documented African to be enslaved for life in the American colonies," says Joseph Shumway, a genealogist at Ancestry.com.

...the president's white mother is a direct descendant of the first known slave in the American colonies through a family by the name of Bunch.

"We found that, through DNA testing done by members of the Bunch family, that their direct ancestors are of sub-Saharan African origin. ...

In 1640, John Punch, an African ... servant in Virginia ... escaped, was caught and sentenced to ... bondage to his master for life."

Surprising link found in Obama's family tree (2012, Jul 30). CBS.

posted by [Living Ogle]

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