|President Barrack Obama|
2009-2017Vice President: Joesph "Joe" Biden Jr
Born: August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii
Religion: United Church of Christ
Education: Attended Occidental College; Graduated Columbia University (1983); Graduated from Harvard Law School (1991)
Political Party: Democratic
Secret Service Codename: Renegade
Other Government Positions:
- Member of Illinois State Senate, 1996-2004
- United States Senator, 2005-08
Presidential Salary: $400,000/year + $50,000 expense account
- The first President born outside of the 48 contiguous states.
- First President born in Hawaii.
- First President who was African-American.
- First President to publicly endorse same-sex marriage.
- First President to have a Catholic Vice President (Joe Biden).
- First President to appoint a former First Lady to the Cabinet (Hillary Clinton).
- First President to appoint a Latino-American to the Supreme Court (Sonia Sotomayor).
- First President to appoint multiple women to the Supreme Court (Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan).
- First President to have appointed only women to the Supreme Court (Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan). (Note: President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the seat vacated by Justice Antonin Scalia, however, Garland's confirmation was never brought to a vote)
- First President to visit a federal prison.
- First President to publish a scientific paper while in office.
- First President to visit Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Kenya, and Ethiopia.
- First President to have his official photograph portrait taken with a digital camera.
- First President to win a second term while winning fewer states, total votes, and electoral votes than for his first term.
- First President to have been keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention.
- First President to visit both a mosque and a synagogue while in office.
- First President to light a diya for Diwali at the White House.
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