United States of America

President’s Biography

President Barack Obama was inaugurated as President of the United States of America in January 2009.

President Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School.  He worked as a community organizer in Chicago prior to earning his law degree, and later practised as a civil rights attorney in Chicago, before serving three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004.  He also taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004.

President Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2004, where he served until he resigned following his 2008 election to the presidency. In 2009, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.