Barack Hussain Obama, President of the USA, was born 4 August 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii (Kapi'olani Medical Center) to Barack Obama (1936-1982) and Ann Dunham (1942-1995) . He married Michelle LaVaughn Robinson (1964) 3 October 1992 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Ancestors are from Kenya.

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)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Malia Ann Obama (1998) 4 July 1998
Natasha Obama (2001) 10 June 2001


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Barry Obama


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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.


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