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)

Praise and Support for the President

Dear Mr, President: I joyfully voted for you both times and meant to send you a greeting for your 50th. I am a retired 85-year-old Roman Catholic priest-- actually an ex-monsignor since 1968 over the birth control question. I have had a bit of experience judging under pressure and getting too much conflicting advice. I am in awe (if not shock) when I consider all the major problems you face every day. Knowing how much you know that the public doesn't know, I easily give you he benefit of the doubt. You bear your relentless duties gracefully and encouragingly. I regret that I cannot vote for you for a third time, though I do want you and your charming family to have some rest and peace. Carry on, venerated Sir. Admiringly, Joe Gallagher (translator of "The Documents of Vatican II.")

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