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Candidate Profile Barack Obama

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Barack Obama:
A Life in



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Current Position

U.S. Senator, Illinois


Birthdate: August 4, 1961; Honolulu, Hawaii (Age: 47)

Education: Columbia University, B.A. (1983); Harvard Law School, J.D. (1991)

Military: None

Family: Married (Michelle Obama); Two children (Malia and Sasha)

Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

Religion: United Church of Christ

Career Highlights

• U.S. Senator (2005-present)

• Illinois State Senator (1997-2004)

• Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School (1996-present)

• Practicing attorney (1993-96)

• Director, Developing Communities Project (1985-1988)

Presidential Announcement Date

February 10, 2007

Books Authored

"The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" (2006)

"Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance" (1995)

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