Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961 .
1963 - 1971
Attended St. Francis Pre-Education from age three to five. From age six to ten, he then attended local Indonesian-language schools: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School for two years and State Elementary School Menteng for one and a half years.
High School Graduate
1972 - 1979
Graduated from Punahou School, a private college preparatory school in Hawaii.
Attended Occidental College
1979 - 1981
Attended Occidental College in Los Angeles from 1979 to 1981 before transferring in 1981 to Columbia University in New York City.
Earned a Bachelor of Arts
1981 - 1983
Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in Political Science and English Literature.
JD Degree in Law
1988 - 1991
He attended Harvard Law School from 1988-1991 where he earned his JD degree with Magna cum laude honors.
Met and Married Michelle Robinson and had two daughters
June 1989 - October 3, 1992
The couple met in 1989, became engaged in the summer of 1991 and got married in 1992. After suffering a miscarriage, the couple had two daughters through in vitro fertilization, Malia Ann born in 1998 and Natasha born in 2001.
Illinois State Senator
1997 - 2004
Served as a state senator in Illinois for seven years before deciding to campaign for president of the United States of America.
U.S. Senator from Illinois
2005 - 2008
Became the only Senate member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
President of the United States of America
2009 - 2017
Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States and served for eight years.