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President Obama was a junior United States Senator from Illinois who came from behind to win the 2008 Presidential campaign in the United States and took the oath of office to become the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009. "Barack" in Swahili means "One who is blessed by God".
|Offspring of Barack Obama and Michelle LaVaughn Robinson (1964)|
|Malia Ann Obama (1998)||4 July 1998|| |
|Natasha Obama (2001)||10 June 2001|
For a detailed biography, see Biography tab.
Other ancestors of note
In his 1995 memoir "Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance", Obama wrote "while one of my great-great-grandfathers, Christopher Columbus Clark, had been a decorated Union soldier, his wife's mother was rumored to have been a second cousin of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy." The wargs site believes the Jefferson Davis connection is false.
- Nitkin, David; Harry Merritt (March 2 2007). "A New Twist to an Intriguing Family History". Baltimore Sun. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/politics/bal-te.obama02mar02,0,3453027.story. Retrieved 2007-09-30.
- Jordan, Mary (May 13 2007). "Tiny Irish Village Is Latest Place to Claim Obama as Its Own". Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/12/AR2007051201551.html. Retrieved 2007-09-30.
- "Obama's Family Tree Has a Few Surprises". Associated Press (CBS 2 (Chicago)). September 8 2007. http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/Barack.Obama.family.2.339709.html. Retrieved 2007-10-17.
- "Barack Obama related to Brad Pitt, 6 U.S. Presidents, Cheneys". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLaR6BgpJ7E. Retrieved 2008-05-18.
- Birth was at Kapiolani Medical Center according to This letter from Barack Obama