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Barack Hussein Obama
44th President of the United States
(January 20, 2009 to Present)
Nicknames: None listed.
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)
Political Party: Democrat
Other Government Positions:
- Member of Illinois State Senate, 1996-2004
- United States Senator, 2005-08
Presidential Salary: $400,000/year + $50,000 expense account
Presidential Election Results:
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Vice President: Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (2009- )
- Secretary of State
- Hillary Rodham Clinton (2009-2013)
- John Kerry (2013- )
- Secretary of the Treasury
- Timothy F. Geithner (2009-2013)
- Jacob J. Lew (2013- )
- Secretary of Defense
- Robert M. Gates (2006-11)
- Leon E. Panetta (2011-2013 )
- Chuck Hagel (2013-2014)
- Ashton Carter (2014- )
- Attorney General
- Eric H. Holder, Jr. (2009- )
- Secretary of the Interior
- Kenneth L. Salazar (2009-2013)
- Sally Jewell (2013- )
- Secretary of Agriculture
- Thomas J. Vilsack (2009- )
- Secretary of Commerce
- Gary F. Locke (2009-11)
- John Bryson (2011-12)
- Rebecca M. Blank (Acting) (2012-2013)
- Cameron Kerry (Acting) (2013)
- Penny Pritzker (2013- )
- Secretary of Labor
- Hilda L. Solis (2009-2013)
- Thomas E. Perez (2013- )
- Secretary of Health and Human Services
- Kathleen Sebelius (2009-2014)
- Sylvia Mathews Burwell (2014- )
- Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
- Shaun L.S. Donovan (2009-2014)
- Julián Castro (2014- )
- Secretary of Transportation
- Ray LaHood (2009-2013)
- Anthony Foxx (2013- )
- Secretary of Energy
- Steven Chu (2009-2013)
- Ernest Moniz (2013-)
- Secretary of Education
- Arne Duncan (2009- )
- Secretary of Veterans Affairs
- Eric K. Shinseki (2009-2014)
- Robert McDonald (2014- )
- Secretary of Homeland Security
- Janet A. Napolitano (2009-2013)
- Jeh Johnson (2013- )
Supreme Court Appointments:
- Associate Justice
- Sonia Sotomayor (2009- )
- Elena Kagan (2010- )
- In an effort to rejuvenate the struggling U.S. economy, Congress passes the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which allocates money for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization.
- 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.
- 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)
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:
- Obama was the first African-American U.S. president.
- Obama was the first president born outside of the contiguous United States.
- Obama was the eighth left-handed president of the United States.
- Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.
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