Barack Obama Biography

Barack Obama Facts

Birth name: Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.

Birth date: August 4, 1961

Birth place: Honolulu, Hawaii

Mother: Stanley Ann (Dunham) Obama Soetoro, anthropologist

Father: Barack Hussein Obama, Kenyan government official and former goat herder

Marriage: Michelle (Robinson) Obama (October 3, 1992 - present)

Children: Natasha (Sasha), June 10, 2001, and Malia, July 4, 1998

Education: Punahou Academy, Occidental College, Columbia University, B.A., 1983, Harvard University, J.D., 1991

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative

The name Barack means "one who is blessed" in Swahili.

Is the first African-American to be president of the Harvard Law Review.

Barack Obama is one of 8 left-handed presidents to hold office joining James Garfield, Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, Gerald Ford, Reagan (who was born a lefty but learned to write right-handed), George H.W. Bush, and Clinton.

He is the 3rd "Lefty" to win a second term.

Obama was the fifth-youngest man to take the oath of office. Only Theodore Roosevelt, JFK, Clinton, and Grant were younger.

He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics.

He was known as "O'Bomber" at high school for his skill at basketball.

He won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, Dreams From My Father.

He owns a set of red boxing gloves autographed by Muhammad Ali.

He worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop as a teenager.

His favourite book is Moby-Dick by Herman Melville.

His favourite films are Casablanca and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

His favourite music includes Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Bach and The Fugees.

His favourite artist is Pablo Picasso.

Barack Obama Quotes

President Barack Obama Biography

Barack Obama Quotes

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
- Barack Obama

"The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope."
- Barack Obama

"I believe in evolution, scientific inquiry, and global warming; I believe in free speech, whether politically correct or politically incorrect, and I am suspicious of using government to impose anybody's religious beliefs -including my own- on nonbelievers."
- Barack Obama, Audacity of Hope:

"A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things."
- Barack Obama

"In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope."
- Barack Obama

"There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America."
- Barack Obama

"In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it."
- Barack Obama

"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress."
- Barack Obama

"We don't ask you to believe in our ability to bring change, rather, we ask you to believe in yours."
- Barack Obama

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