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Barack Obama was born on Aug. 4, 1961. He graduated with a degree in political science from Columbia University in New York. He was a civil rights lawyer and teacher before entering politics. He served in the Illinois State Senate from 1997 to 2004. He was elected president of the United States in 2008 and was re-elected in 2012 after defeating the Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.