Barack Obama Turns 60


FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020 file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Turner Field in Atlanta. Obama has scaled down his 60th birthday bash due to the surge in the delta variant of the coronavirus. A spokeswoman says the party planned for this weekend at his home on Martha's Vineyard is now limited to family and close friends. Obama, who turned 60 on Wednesday, had been criticized for planning a big celebration during a pandemic. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
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The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama turns 60 years old today.

Barack Obama was born on Aug. 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Obama was a 1983 Columbia University graduate. In 1990, he became the first African-American editor of the Harvard Law Review and subsequently graduated from Harvard in 1991.

In 1992, President Obama married his wife, Michelle Obama.

Obama moved to Chicago where he worked as a civil lawyer and taught part time at the University of Chicago Law School until 2004. He was elected to the Illinois State Senate and served from 1997 to 2004.

Obama was first elected in 2008 and served two terms. His time in the Oval Office was marked by appointing a historic number of Black judges to the federal bench, health care, and immigration reform.

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