Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961and is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office.He previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008.
He is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii and is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School.He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. In the 2008 general election, he defeated Republican nominee John McCain and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009.
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