Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States:
- Was born August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii
- Grew up in Hawaii, Seattle, and Indonesia
- Got a BA from Columbia and a JD from Harvard
- Had a career as a lawyer then a state senator
- Served as a US Senator (D-IL) from November 2005 through January 2008
- Was President of the United States from January 2009 through January 2017
- Post-presidency, has campaigned for Democrats, given speeches, done charity work, and started a production company
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Barack Obama, a Democrat, served two terms as President of the United States, from January 20, 2009, through January 20, 2017. His Vice President was Joe Biden.
While in office, Obama signed 1,292 pieces of legislation, produced 69 signing statements, and issued 267 executive orders. He made 12 vetoes, 1,842 pardons/commutations, and 1,180 proclamations. He issued 636 presidential memoranda and made 3,427 speeches.
Prior to becoming president, Obama went to Columbia and Harvard, worked as a lawyer, and served in the Illinois State Senate. He was a US Senator (D-IL) from 2005 until he was elected president in 2008.
Post-presidency, Obama has campaigned for Democratic candidates, given paid speeches, and worked alongside his wife, Michelle, at their foundation and their production company, Higher Ground. The Obama Presidential Center is due to open in 2025 in Chicago, Illinois.
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