Senator Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

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Current Office: U.S. Senate
Current District: Junior Seat
Office Seeking: President
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/02/2004
Next Election: 2010
Party: Democratic

Background Information:
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Michelle; Two Children: Malia, Sasha
Birth Date: 08/04/1961
Birthplace: Honolulu, HI
Home City: Chicago, IL
Religion: United Church of Christ


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1991
  • BA, Columbia University, 1983
  • Attended, Occidental College

    Professional Experience:

  • Community Organizer, Chicago, 1985
  • Attorney, Sidley & Austin
  • Author
  • Lecturer
  • Professor, Constitutional Law

    Political Experience:

  • Senator, United States Senate, 2005-present
  • Keynote Speaker, 2004 Democratic National Convention
  • Senator, Illinois State Senate, 1996-2004


  • Center for Neighborhood and Technology
  • Chicago Annenberg Challenge
  • Cook County Bar
  • Cook County Bar Association Community Law Project
  • President, Harvard Law Review
  • Board Member, Joyce Foundation
  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law
  • Leadership for Quality Education
  • Board Member, Woods Fund of Chicago


  • Foreign Relations, Member
  • Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, Member
  • Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Member
  • Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Member
  • Subcommittee on African Affairs, Member
  • Subcommittee on Children and Families, Member
  • Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Member
  • Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, Member
  • Subcommittee on European Affairs, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security , Member
  • Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance,
  • Economic Affairs and International Environmental Protection, Member
  • Subcommittee on State, Local, and Private Sector Preparedness and Integration, Member
  • Veterans' Affairs, Member

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