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Barack Obama

Assumed office 
January 4 2005
Serving with Richard Durbin
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald

Member of the Illinois State Senate
from the 13th district
In office
January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice J. Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul

Born August 4 1961 (1961-Template:Pad2digit-Template:Pad2digit) (age Template:Age)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse Michelle Obama
Alma mater Columbia University,
Harvard Law School
Religion Protestant Christian: (Trinity United Church of Christ)
Signature JMesserly/test1's signature

Born to a Kenyan father and an American mother, he spent most of his early life in Honolulu, Hawaii. From ages six to ten, he lived in Jakarta, Indonesia with his mother and Indonesian stepfather.[1] A graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, Obama worked as a community organizer, university lecturer, and civil rights lawyer before running for public office and serving in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. After an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, he announced his campaign for U.S. Senate in 2003.

  1. NNDB - Tracking the entire world. Retrieved on 2008-03-20.