Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

Memorial Day 2014 -- an american woman says thank you.


Dear President Obama,

I am writing this Memorial Day to thank you for seeking, obtaining, and bolstering the highest office of the United States of America. I am a daughter of the American Revolution, born to a father who carried troops to the pacific islands in World War II, mother of a son who, at age 19, risked life and limb at the front line of Panama to represent our great nation during operation Just Cause. I am a witness to the brutality of the 60,s who has known and loved a man who fought the enemy at home to secure the freedom of all American citizens for future generations.

I am an American woman who appreciates more than ever the sacrifices our American men & women have made to secure our freedom and retain the God-given privilege to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Thank you for being you.
Mary Hansen
St. Paul, MN

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