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Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.. (born August 4, 1961) was a Senator from Illinois. He became the world's attention because the main speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004, when he was a Illinois State Senator. That same year, he became the first African-American to win election to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat.

Barack Obama was born in Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii from a Harvard economist father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr.., From Kenya, and mother Ann Dunham, from Wichita, Kansas. When Obama was born, his parents were students at the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

When he was two years old, his parents divorced. His father returned to Kenya, and he only met his son once more before dying in 1982. Ann Dunham and Lolo Soetoro marrying (died March 2, 1993), also a student of East-West Center (MA Geography 1962) from Indonesia. Barack childhood using the name 'Barry'. The family later moved to Jakarta, where Obama's half sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, was born (Obama has half brothers from his father who married again). When Obama was 10 years old he returned to Hawaii and cared for his grandparents, (Madelyn Dunham) and then his mother, for a better education. He entered the fifth grade at Punahou School, where he graduated with honors in 1979.

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