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Portrait, Barack Hussein Obama

Barack Hussein Obama

44th President of the United States
(January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017)

Nicknames: "Barry"

Born: August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii

Father: Barack Hussein Obama, Sr.
Mother: Ann Dunham
Married: Michelle Robinson (1964- ), on October 18, 1992
Children: Malia Ann Obama (1999- ); Natasha "Sasha" Obama (2001- )

Religion: United Church of Christ
Education: Attended Occidental College; Graduated Columbia University (1983); Graduated from Harvard Law School (1991)
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Democrat
Other Government Positions:

Presidential Salary: $400,000/year + $50,000 expense account

Presidential Election Results:
Year Popular Votes Electoral Votes
2008 Barack Obama 69,456,897 365
John McCain 59,934,814 173
2012 Barack Obama 65,899,625 332
Willard Mitt Romney 60,928.981 206

Vice President: Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (2009-17)


Secretary of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton (2009-13)
John Kerry (2013-17)
Secretary of the Treasury
Timothy F. Geithner (2009-13)
Jacob J. Lew (2013-17)
Secretary of Defense
Robert M. Gates (2006-11)
Leon E. Panetta (2011-13)
Chuck Hagel (2013-15)
Ashton Carter (2015-17)
Attorney General
Eric H. Holder, Jr. (2009-15)
Loretta E. Lynch (2015-17)
Secretary of the Interior
Kenneth L. Salazar (2009-13)
Sally Jewell (2013-17)
Secretary of Agriculture
Thomas J. Vilsack (2009-17)
Secretary of Commerce
Gary F. Locke (2009-11)
John Bryson (2011-12)
Rebecca M. Blank (2012-13)
Penny Pritzker (2013-17)
Secretary of Labor
Hilda L. Solis (2009-13)
Thomas E. Perez (2013-17)
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Kathleen Sebelius (2009-14)
Sylvia Mathews Murwell (2014-17)
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Shaun L.S. Donovan (2009-14)
Julián Castro (2014-17)
Secretary of Transportation
Ray LaHood (2009-13)
Anthony Foxx (2013-17)
Secretary of Energy
Steven Chu (2009-13)
Ernest Moniz (2013-17)
Secretary of Education
Arne Duncan (2009-16)
John B. King, Jr. (2016-17)
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Eric K. Shinseki (2009-14)
Robert A. McDonald (2014-17)
Secretary of Homeland Security
Janet A. Napolitano (2009-13)
Jeh Johnson (2013-17)

Notable Events:

Internet Biographies:

Barack Obama -- from White House
Compiled by the White House.
Barack Obama -- from American Presidents: Life Portraits -- C-SPAN
Biographical information, trivia, key events, video, and other reference materials. Website created to accompany C-SPAN's 20th Anniversary Television Series, American Presidents: Life Portraits.
Barack Hussein Obama -- from The American President
From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.

Historical Documents:

Keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention (2004)
"A More Perfect Union" (2008)
Obama election night remarks (2008)
First Inaugural Address (2009)
President Obama's Election Night Speech (2012)
Second Inaugural Address (2013)

Media Resources:

Other Internet Resources:

Newspaper Front Pages from November 5, 2008 -- from Newseum
Images of newspaper and magazine front pages from around the world on the day after Obama's historic victory in the 2008 Presidential election.

Points of Interest:

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