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State Sen. Barack Obama in 2004

State Sen. Barack Obama in 2004

Former University of Chicago law instructor Barack Obama was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996 from a district in Hyde Park where he lived. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004 from Illinois and was elected President of the United States in 2008. He was born in Hawaii in 1961 and attended at different times Occidental College in California, Columbia University, and Harvard Law School where he was editor of the Law Review.

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