From Hawaii to the White House: Obama’s career

January 18th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Barack ObamaWashington, Jan 18 (DPA) Barack Obama will Tuesday become the country’s 44th president and its first African-American to live in the White House. Here are details of his life:- Born Aug 4, 1961 in Hawaii, to a US mother and a Kenyan father.
- Spent childhood in Hawaii and in Indonesia (1967-70).
- 1983: Graduated from Colombia University in New York with a degree in Political Science.
- 1985: Worked as a community organizer in Chicago.
- 1991: Graduated from Harvard Law School.
- 1992: Worked as a lawyer and university teacher in Chicago.
- 1996: Elected to the Illinois state Senate.
- 2004: Elected to the United States Senate for Illinois.
- 2007: Announced presidential candidacy.
- January - June 2008: Won the Democratic Party primaries, beating Hillary Clinton, among others.
- Nov 4, 2008: Won presidential election over Republican candidate John McCain with one of the strongest majorities in recent memory, 53 percent.
- Jan 20, 2009: To be inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States.

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