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Barack Hussein OBAMA, 44th President of the United States
Michelle LaVaughn ROBINSON
Husband:  Barack Hussein "Barry" OBAMA, Jr.
Birth:  4 Aug 1961, Kapiolani Medical Center, Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI
Early Education-1:  1967-70, Franciscus Assisi Primary School (private Catholic school), Jakarta, IDN
Early Education-2:  1970-71, Menteng No. 1 (public, non-sectarian elementary school), Jakarta, IDN
Early Education-3:  1971-79, Punahou School (private, non-sectarion, college prep academy), Honolulu, HI
Undergraduate Education-1:  1979-81, Occidental College, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA
Undergraduate Education-2:  1981-83, B.A., Political Science w/specialization in International Relations, Columbia University, New York City, NY
Graduate Education:  1988-1991, J.D. (magna cum laude), Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Historical Event-1:  1990, first African-American President of Harvard Law Review
Historical Event-2:  2008, first African-American President of the United States
Occupation-1:  1984-85, Business International, Chicago, IL
Occupation-2:  1985, community organizer for Altgeld Gardens, Chicago, IL
Occupation-3:  1988-89, Associate for Sidley & Austin, Chicago, IL
Occupation-4:  1991-96, Attorney for Miner, Barnhill & Galland, Chicago, IL
Occupation-5:  1993-2004, Senior Lecturer (in Constitutional Law), University of Chicago Law School
Occupation-6:  1996-present, politician
Religion (adult baptism):  1988, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, IL
Political Affiliation:  Democrat
Elected Office-1:  1996-2004, Illinois State Senator
Elected Office-2:  2005-2008, United States Senator from Illinois
Elected Office-3:  2008-2016, 44th President of the United States
Father:  Barack Hussein OBAMA, Ph.D.
Mother:  Stanley Ann DUNHAM, Ph.D.
Marriage:  18 Oct 1992, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, Cook Co., IL
Place of Residence before 2005 (a condominium):  Hyde Park, Chicago, Cook Co., IL
Place of Residence since 2005 (an "estate"):  Kenwood, Champaign Co., IL
Wife:  Michelle LaVaughn ROBINSON
Birth:  17 Jan 1964, Chicago, Cook Co., IL
Secondary Education:  graduated 1981, Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Chicago, IL
Undergraduate Education:  graduated 1985, Sociology (cum laude), Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Graduate Education:  graduated 1988, J.D., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Occupation-1:  1988, Associate for Sidley & Austin, Chicago, IL
Occupation-2:  Associate Dean, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Occupation-3:  Executive Director of Community Affairs, University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL
Historical Event:  2008, first African-American First Lady of the United States
Father:  Fraser C. ROBINSON III
Mother:  Marian L. SHIELDS
Children born in Chicago, Cook Co., IL:
1.  Malia Ann OBAMA, b. 1998
2.  Natasha "Sasha" OBAMA, b. 2001
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; Indonesia, Java; USA, US, United States, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey


1.  Barack Obama's Birth Certificate.

2.  Barack Obama.  1995.  Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.  Times Books [Three Rivers Press], New York, NY. [not seen]

3.  Barack Obama.  2006.  The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.  Crown Publ., New York, NY. [not seen] 

4.  William Addams Reitwiesner, compilier.  Ancestry of Barack Obama.  For the record, I learned of OBAMA's STROUP connection from this web site ca. 2004.  At the time, I already had OBAMA's STROUP ancestry online, from Louise Eliza STROUP backwards, because I, too, descend from Johann Pieter STRAUB I, the 1733 emigrant from Großgartach, Württemberg, to Philadelphia, PA.  I have a web site dedicated to STRAUB/STROUP where lines of descent from Johann Pieter are followed until they "daughter out." 

5.  Anon.  9 Sep 2007.  "The Obama Family Tree."  Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL (PDF file online at suntimes.com).

6.  CNN Debunks False Rumor about Obama (online at CNN.com).  The rumor that Barack attended a fundamentalist Islamic grade school in Jakarta is false.

7.  Kim Barker.  25 Mar 2007.  "History of [Barack Obama's] Schooling Distorted."  Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL (online at chicagotribune.com).

8.  Sharon Cohen.  14 Dec 2007.  Barack Obama Straddles Different Worlds (online at wtopnews.com).

9.  Urban Legends:  Barack Obama is a Muslim (online at urbanlegends.About.com):   debunks rumor that Obama is Muslim.

10.  The Enemy Within (online at snopes.com):  debunks myths about Obama.

11.  Numerous sites on the web, including Wikipedia.

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