Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961)
44th President of the United States January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Illinois Democratic Senator Barack Obama defeated Arizona Senator John McCain to win the 2008 Presidential election. He set numerous fundraising records particularly from small donors.
Obama was born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii to an American Mother and a Kenyan father. He graduated from Columbia University and Harvard law School. He worked as a civil rights attorney and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School.
He met Attorney Michelle Robinson in 1989 and they married in 1992. They have 2 daughters. He served on the Illinois Senate from 1997 – 2004, then in the United States Senate.
Coming into office he faced the challenges of two ongoing wars and an economic collapse along with the ongoing threat of terrorism. He increased federal spending to revive the economy, made healthcare more accessible, and pressed for the reform of financial institutions and the fair pay act for women.
During his presidency, 11.3 million new jobs were created, and his financial policy is credited with preventing a depression following the 2007-2008 financial crisis.
Since leaving office, Barack Obama has retired from politics. He won an Emmy in 2022 for his narration of the documentary Our Great National Parks. Barack Obama host a podcast with Brice Springsteen called Renegades: Born in the USA.
Two Stars have been named for President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama
Perseus RA 3h 19m 1.82s D 48° 22' 59.50"
January 20, 2009
Ursa Major RA 8h 40m 17.28s D 62° 1' 0.96"
January 17, 2009