We celebrate extinguished political leader Barack Obama this day August 4,
America’s president Barack Obama was born August 4, 1961. He is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School.
Obama was reelected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney, and was sworn in for a second term on January 20, 2013.
His administration has sparked major controversy following his active role in the fight for LGBT right in America. He has called on the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 and California’s Proposition 8 as unconstitutional.
Before becoming president, he served three terms in the 13th District of the Illinois Senate from 1997 until 2004. He ran for the United States House of Representatives in 2000, but was defeated.