Thursday, August 4, 2011
Happy 50th Birthday President Barack Obama
Happy 50th Birthday to President Barack Obama!!! Our nation’s 44th President and the first African American to hold the office. He was born August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, HI. He was a former 3-term, Illinois State Senator representing the 13th district from 1997-2004 and was elected U.S. Senator representing Illinois in 2004. He is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School. At Harvard, he was the first African American to ever become president of the Harvard Law Review. Before earning his law degree, he was a community organizer on the south side of Chicago. He worked as a Civil Rights attorney in Chicago and taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992-2004. His presidential campaign began in Feb. 2007 and after a close campaign he won the Democratic party nomination, beating Hillary R. Clinton. He defeated Senator John McCain, the Republican nominee, in November 2008 and was inaugurated, as president on January 20, 2009.