Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961.
He is the 44th president of the United States.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. He served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004.
On November 4, 2008, Obama won the presidency with 365 electoral votes to 173 received by McCain.
On November 6, 2012, Obama won the presidency with 303 electoral votes to 206 received by Romney.