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)


Dear President Barack Obama,

My name is Dr. Edna Burems and I am a descendent of Nolyar Bowers (great-grandfather). We are have our 100th family reunion this summer July 11-13, 2014. Over several months ago, I requested a proclamation from the President and I did address it to the White House address. I also extended an invitation to you and the first family to come by our reunion and witness the unveiling of the highway marker (Bust) that will be placed on Hwy. 165 in Bascom,Florida. I know that's along shot but I thought I would ask never know. Where else in the history of American that an African American Family has held family reunions in different parts of the United States for 100 years. Our theme this year is: "Family Inspiring Family"

I am writing once again to see if we could get that proclamation by July 5th or earlier so that we can present it at the family reunion of this historial occasion. If you need addtional information....I can be contacted on facebook or by phone (213) 247-4569. The proclamation should be mailed to: Mr. Amos Pat Brown, Chairperson of the 100th Bowers Family Reunion.
4231 Cherry Laurel Dr.
Pensacola, Florida 32504 (850) 346-3175

Thank you so much for your support and attention to this matter.


Dr. Edna Burems, Committee Member

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