Barack Hussein Obama II (/b??r??k hu??se?n o??b??m?/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States.
He is the first African American to hold the office.
Obama served as a U.S.
Senator representing the state of Illinois from January 2005 to November 2008, when he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.
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.
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