Barack Obama
2004 Portrait of Governor Obama
40th Governor of Illinois
In Office

January 13, 2003- January 29, 2011

Lieutenant Rod Blagojevich
Preceded by George Ryan
Succeeded by Bill Brady
Member of the Illinois Senate

from the 13th district

In office

January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2002

Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II

August 4, 1961  (Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.)

Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
Children Malia (b. 1998)

Sasha (b. 2001)

Education Punahou School
Alma mater
  • Occidental College
  • Columbia University (B.A.)
  • Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Religion Protestantism (see details)[1]

Barack Hussein Obama II (Born August 4, 1961) was the 40th Governor of Illinois. He is currently, the only African American Governor of Illinois.

Obama is currently a Democratic candidate for the 2016 Presidential Election.

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