Name: Barack Obama

Party: Democratic

Term Served: 2009-2017

Birth State: Hawaii

Born: 8/4/1961

Died: n/a

Religion: Protestant Christian

Elected Age: 47

Age At Death: n/a
 
Barack Hussein Obama born 4th august 1961, became the first African American to ascend to power in the United States in 2008. He was president number 44 who became commander in chief for two terms from 2009 to 2017. The son of African soil who was born in Honolulu Hawaii was parented by a Kenyan elite Obama Senior and Ann Dunham. He attended Columbia University and later did law at Harvard.

President Barack Obama’s political career started back at Harvard law school where he became the first African president. He later worked at the Illinois State Senate before being elected to represent the same state as a senator in 2004. After four years of service, he became President in 2008 under the Democratic party.

After announcing his candidature on the Democratic party ticket, he faced stiff competition from Hillary Clinton but he managed to be the flag bearer. On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama ascended to power after defeating a nominee of the Republicans, John McCain. In 2012 Mitt Romney faced Obama in a stiff battle but lost, ushering Obama to his final term in office. This came to an end in 2016.
 

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