Biographical information on Barack Obama

Associated Press

NAME — Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

AGE-BIRTH DATE-LOCATION — 51; Aug. 4, 1961; Honolulu.

EXPERIENCE — President of the United States; 2009-present; U.S. Senate, 2005-2008; Illinois Senate, 1997-2004; constitutional law instructor, University of Chicago, 1993-2004; director, Project VOTE in Illinois, 1992; former practicing attorney.

EDUCATION — Attended Occidental College, 1979-1981; bachelor's degree, political science, Columbia University, 1983; law degree, Harvard, 1991.

FAMILY — Wife, Michelle; daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11.

QUOTE — "In the United States of America, we are greater together than we are on our own. This country advances when we keep that basic American promise — if you work hard, you can do well enough to raise a family, own a home, send your kids to college, put a little away for retirement. And it doesn't matter who you are, where you come from, what you look like. That's what has created this extraordinary country of ours. That's what we're fighting for. That's the choice in this election."

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