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President Barrack Obama
2009-2017
Barrack Obama 
2009-2017
Vice President: Joesph "Joe" Biden Jr
BornAugust 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii
Died:  NA

Career/Occupation:  Lawyer
Religion: United Church of Christ
Education:  Attended Occidental College; Graduated Columbia University (1983); Graduated from Harvard Law School (1991)
Political Party: Democratic
Nickname(s):  "Barry"
Other Government Positions:

  • Member of Illinois State Senate, 1996-2004
  • United States Senator, 2005-08


Presidential Salary: $400,000/year + $50,000 expense account 



Firsts

  • 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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