President Barack Hussein Obama II's Biography

Office: President, Democratic
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  • Awards:

    "40 Under 40" Award, Crain's Chicago Business, 1993

  • Rock the Nation Award, Rock the Vote, 2005

  • Nobel Peace Prize, 2009

  • Chairman's Award, National Association for the Advancement Colored People, 2005

  • Outstanding Legislator Award, Campaign for Better Health Care and Illinois Primary Health Care Association, 1998

  • Best Spoken Word Album, Grammy Award, 2008

  • 10 people who will change the world, New Statesman, 2005

  • Monarch Award for Outstanding Public Service, 1994

  • Best Freshman Legislator Award, Independent Voters of Illinois, 1997

  • Harold Blake Walker Award, Christopher House, 2005

  • 100 most influential people in the world, Time Magazine, 2005

  • Best Spoken Word Album, Grammy Award, 2006

  • Current Car:

    Ford Escape hybrid, Chrysler 300C

  • Date of Wedding Anniversary:


  • Father's Name:

    Barack Obama, Sr. (deceased)

  • Favorite Book:

    Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
    Moby Dick
    Shakespeare's Tragedies
    Parting the Waters, Gilead, by Robinson
    Self-Reliance by Emerson
    The Bible
    Lincoln's Collected Writings

  • Favorite Food:

    (to cook) Chili

  • Favorite Movie:

    Godfather I and II
    Lawrence of Arabia
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

  • Favorite Musician:

    Miles Davis
    John Coltrane
    Bob Dylan
    Stevie Wonder
    Johann Sebastian Bach (cello suites)
    The Fugees

  • Favorite Quote:

    "The Arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Favorite Sport:


  • Favorite TV Shows:

    C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network)

  • Hobbies or Special Talents:

    Basketball, writing, loafing with kids

  • Mother's Name:

    Ann Dunham (deceased)

  • Personal Hero and Why:

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Mohandas Gandhi
    Pablo Picasso
    and John Coltrane

  • Pets (include names):

    Dog; (Bo, Portuguese Water Dog)
    Dog; (Sunny, Portuguese Water Dog)

  • Publications:

    "Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance" (1995) "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" (2006) "It Takes a Nation: How Strangers Became Family in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina" (2006)


Contact Information

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Washington, D.C.
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20500

Phone: 202-456-1414
Phone: 202-456-1111
Fax: 202-456-2461
TDD/TTY: 202-456-6213