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)

A selfie

Dear Mr. President,
I'm just an ordinary citizen of Malaysia, and am extremely excited with the news you would be visiting our beautiful country. Despite some setbacks, it is still a paradise. As a humble plant scientist, I do my bit to contribute to nation building. While delivering a lecture to a group of students (including a PhD student from the US) on the day you were elected as the President of the United States of America, I told the class, that a new dimension of global leadership has just begun. My sincere hope is that, I would be able to see similar changes in leadership in my beautiful country, in my lifetime. You know what, Mr. President, I would love to take a photo with you (or selfie, they call these days), a leader who I inspire. But, being an ordinary citizen, I believe it would be asking for the impossible. Anyhow, have a great weekend in Malaysia, Mr. President

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